Neighborhoods

Virtual Food Drive

This year for It’s Spooky to be Hungry,® neighborhoods have the option to go virtual using an exciting new online fundraising platform. Setting up your team fundraising page is a breeze, and only takes a few minutes. Here is how: 

  1. CLICK HERE to access the It’s Spooky to Be Hungry® Virtual Drive page.
  2. Next, you’ll click on “Create or Join a Team” and follow the prompts to create an account and then a team page. Here are step-by-step instructions: How to Create or Join a Team. Once you’ve created your Team Page, here is a resource that helps you learn how to manage it: How to Manage Your Team as a Team Captain.
  3. Join your own Team and invite your neighbors to do the same.

Important Dates

August 26, 2024 – Registration Opens
September 24 & 26, 2024 – Spooky Captain Orientation Days
October 1, 2024 – Spooky Campaign Begins
October 5, 2024 – Neighborhood Canvassing Day
October 31, 2024 – Spooky Virtual Drive Closes
November 8, 2024 – Last day to drop off donations
November 19, 2024 – Spooky Celebration and Awards

Food Collection 

We are happy to accept your non-perishable food donations at any of the Food Collection Points or Participating Neighborhoods listed below on Saturday, October 21 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. See a list of most wanted food items here.

Non-perishable food includes: Canned goods, dry goods, dehydrated foods, and items that do not require refrigeration. 

Food Drop Off Locations:

  • Security Federal Bank- 5133 Washington Rd, Evans, GA 30809
  • Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church- 703 Fury’s Ferry Road, Evans, GA 30809
  • Tudor Branch Neighborhood Pool- Off Columbia Rd. In Grovetown
  • First Baptist Church- 515 N Belair Rd, Evans, GA 30809
  • Belair K-8 School- 3925 Harper Franklin Ave, Augusta, GA 30909
  • Communigraphics- 1400 Georgia Ave, North Augusta, SC 29841

Food Collection Logistics

  • Orange bags will not be provided or used for food donations this year. 
  • Food donations will not be left on front porches by residents like previous years. 
  • Neighborhood residents (and anyone in the community) can drive their food donations to ANY food collection point listed here. 
  • We plan to have at least 6 food collection points listed before Oct 1st. 
  • If you choose to create a designated food collection point in your neighborhood, these will need to be delivered (by you or your neighbors) to a pre-designated food collection point. 
  • GHFB trucks will not be picking up food donations from any neighborhoods like previous years 
  • GHFB trucks will only be picking up food donations from these designated food collection points. 

Neighborhood Spooky Volunteers

For Neighborhood Spooky 2024, volunteers are needed on Saturday, October 5th. Volunteers will be needed from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This is “door hanger distribution day” for over 100 participating neighborhoods, in all counties (Aiken, Richmond, Columbia, etc.). Volunteers will walk door-to-door and distribute It’s Spooky To Be Hungry® door hangers.  

  • Volunteers should be comfortable walking door-to-door for 3-4 hours. 
  • Recommended age is at least 8 years old.  
  • Volunteers are welcome to bring their own wagons, bikes and golf carts, which have worked very well for this project in the past.  
  • Several neighborhoods will have steep, long driveways and might require volunteers walking 2-5 miles.  
    Neighborhood size will also vary. Some neighborhoods might have 100 houses while others have 800.  

Some participating neighborhoods will not know their specific volunteer need until the last minute. After we assess the volunteer need for each neighborhood, volunteers will receive their neighborhood assignments A FEW DAYS PRIOR to Saturday, October 5th. Each neighborhood will have a designated captain/coordinator, who will greet volunteers and give detailed instructions or a map of the neighborhood streets. We appreciate volunteers being flexible with their neighborhood assignments.  

To sign up, registered GHFB volunteers can self-schedule online and select their preferred county (Richmond, Columbia or Aiken). Volunteers who do not have a login to access the GHFB volunteer calendar can register for one here. 

Contact Us

Businesses
Doressa Hawes, Corporate Development Officer | dhawes@goldenharvest.org | 762- 267-0683
Neighborhoods
Ariel Leone, Neighborhoods & Schools| aleone@goldenharvest.org |706 -736-1199 ext 231  
Volunteers
Volunteer Program Manager | volunteer@goldenharvest.org | 706-736-1199 ext. 227
Media Contact
Priscilla Elliott, Public Relations Specialist | pelliott@goldenharvest.org | 706-736-1199 ext. 223