Terminix to Sponsor Hunger Project to Provide 30,000 Meals to South Carolina Students

Monday, August 26th, 2019

As students in Richland County, South Carolina return to school this week, Terminix Service, Inc. is committed to doing its part to eliminate a pest that plagues far too many local students, hunger.  Terminix partnered with the Columbia College Center for Leadership and Social Change and other Columbia-based businesses to host a Hunger Project event August 24, to provide 30,000 meals to Richland School District One.

“It is well known that hunger has a negative impact on a child’s ability to learn,” said Lex Knox, chairman and CEO. “As a locally owned and operated business in this community for more than 70 years, we want to do our part to make sure that children in our community have the fuel and nutrition they need to focus on learning this new school year, without the worry and distraction of hunger.”

The Hunger Project event took place on August 24, 2019 in the Godbold Center located on the Columbia College campus at 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29203 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

“Healthy food is central to a person’s ability to learn, work, and dream big,” said Tamara Burk, Ph.D., director of the Center for Leadership and Social Change.

“We are grateful for generous partnerships like those with Terminix Service, Inc. who through their giving ensure that kids and families in our community will start the new school year with much needed resources to combat food insecurity. I am so excited and thankful that through pooling our collective resources, we are able to have this positive impact on our community.”