Most people spend their weekends relaxing and preparing for the work week ahead. However, a handful of business owners and volunteers spent the bulk of their Saturday morning passing out food bags to members of the Aiken Community.
The Achin’ Bellies food drive provided hundreds of people with a variety of food items, the majority of which were donated by Aiken residents and collected by over 20 businesses in downtown Aiken. Three women ensured the drive went off without a hitch.
Pam Fischbach, owner of Return Engagement, Amy Patheja, an associate with Return Engagement and Holly Segar, co-owner of A Fox’s Tale, spent over a month planning, buying and packaging supplies for the drive, even digging from their own pockets when the over $1,700 in donations ran low.
The trio spent Friday night putting together over 300 bags from the collected items, with miscellaneous items being set aside to be