The county-line “food fight” not only generates donations to fight hunger, it also addresses the common misconception of poverty in Columbia County, Beeland said.
“People don’t think there is a need in Columbia County,” she said. “There is a great need, just as much as Richmond County, but there isn’t a lot being done over here.”
There are 620 families receiving assistance from the Columbia County Cares food pantry, said director Dave Iverson. Of those families – all living below the poverty level – about 400 visit the food pantry every month.