After over two years of pandemic response and assessing the modern needs of the Pee Dee region, Harvest Hope is excited to announce the move of its Pee Dee Branch to a larger, more centralized location to better serve partners and the community.
Upfit construction on the 75,000 square foot facility, located at 2701 Alex Lee Boulevard, began earlier this year. The facility, known to many as the “Monster Building”, sits on 17 acres of land parallel to I-95 in Florence County.
“This move will give Harvest Hope the space to not only source and distribute more food, but to also bring the whole community together to create solutions to food insecurity in the Pee Dee. We will be able to distribute food more effectively to address root cause issues like health, economic and racial disparities.” -Erinn Rowe, Harvest Hope CEO
Moving to the new location also offers a multitude of infrastructure and operation improvements. Inside the facility, team members and volunteers will have office and meeting spaces to foster collaboration and innovation, as well as 35,000 square feet of warehouse space to give more capacity to source, store and distribute food. Additional space in the building will be available for use by external partners and organizations in the community.
The move is made possible by a generous lead gift from the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation, but will take both public and private support to fully fund the upgrades and program enhancements the community needs. We look forward to partnering with you on the project.