Lt. Gov. McConnell, auto maker targeting senior hunger

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell, the state's future leaders and the Honda Motor Co. are targeting hunger among the state's senior citizens.

During a Statehouse event scheduled for Thursday, an effort called SOS, or Sustain Our Seniors, is kicking off. South Carolina, according to Meals on Wheels, has the second highest level of senior hunger in the nation.

The Leadership South Carolina Class of 2013, McConnell and Honda of South Carolina President Brian Newman are slated to attend the event as will representatives from food banks and senior centers.

The leadership class raised more than $100,000 in donations and in-kind contributions to fight senior hunger. During the event, Honda is donating two Odyssey minivans to be used by senior centers in the state.

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