Let’s Scare Away Hunger.

Now celebrating its 27th year, It’s Spooky To Be Hungry® is a Golden Harvest Food Bank drive that collects food and funds for the hungry during the month of October. It’s Spooky To Be Hungry®  relies on hundreds of neighborhoods, businesses, organizations and volunteers to get the word out and collect food and funds. This fun and meaningful drive helps Golden Harvest carry out its mission of Feeding Lives Together in our community. All food and funds go straight to local families who struggle with hunger, giving them the food they need for a brighter future.

You Can Help!

Hunger is scary, but you can help make a difference for local families in need by participating in It’s Spooky To Be Hungry®. Here’s how.

Make A Donation. Every dollar donated provides 3 meals to the hungry right here in our community.

Start a Virtual Drive. Start your own It’s Spooky To Be Hungry® virtual drive! You’ll be able to set a fundraising goal, share your virtual drive with your network, and keep track of your progress. Every $1 raised provides 3 meals to those in need in our area.

Donate food and funds during your neighborhood’s collection. Click here for a full list of participating neighborhoods to find out if your neighborhood is collecting. Collection Days: Aiken and North Augusta – Saturday, October 19. Richmond and Columbia Counties – Saturday, October 26.

If you’d like to bring Spooky to your neighborhood, register your neighborhood here!

Drop off your donation at our Golden Harvest Food Bank locations in Augusta, Aiken or Anderson.

Join the Spooky Competition

If your business, school or organization wants to help scare away hunger, you can host your own It’s Spooky To Be Hungry® Food and Funds Drive during the month of October! Organizations across the CSRA compete each year to raise the most food and funds to feed the hungry – and the winner receives a special award.

We can help you set up a virtual food drive and provide you with fliers, bins, and everything else you need to collect food and funds for the hungry. Check out our Spooky Competition Info Flier and Spooky Competition Guide for more info, or contact Melissa Brown at mbrown@goldenharvest.org.

Calling All Volunteers

Want to make a difference? We will need over 100 volunteers between 9:00-1:00pm for our annual “It’s Spooky to Be Hungry” neighborhood food drive in Aiken, Richmond and Columbia County.

Volunteers will go door-to-door collecting food donations in participating neighborhoods and deliver them to designated drop-off points. Wagons, golf carts and trucks are not required but work very well for neighborhood collection. Volunteers will be divided into groups of 5-10 people. This is a fun volunteer project for the entire family. Recommended volunteer age is 8+ years.

E-mail us today with your contact information and address at spookyvolunteer@goldenharvest.org to get started

Still have questions? Click here for our Frequently Asked Questions page.