In general, the Beaufort County food pantries will provide assistance to anyone in need. However this will of course depend on whether the non-profit has the resources available. Many of the food banks have a limited amount of groceries to pass out or free meals to serve, so in those cases referrals are given instead.
Any type of emergency aid is combined with linkage to long term support. Thousands of low income Beaufort County families receive help from SNAP food stamps each month or other government programs. There are also more focused services in the county, such as Meals on Wheels for the seniors or disabled as well as baby formula, diapers, and snacks for students out of school.
It is recommended to call a pantry first for their hours and distribution schedule. Many of the pantries in Beaufort also need volunteers and donations so they can feed even more hungry people.
Praise Assembly of God
800 Parris Island Gateway
Beaufort, South Carolina 29902
Emergency boxes of canned or fresh food items are passed out.
Address is 85 Mattis RD
Saint Helena Island, SC 29920
The food pantry can also offer eye glasses, financial aid, and clothing, including at Christmas.
Free Born Deliverence Temple
The food pantry is at 113 Broad River Road
Beaufort, SC 29906
Market Assembly Church Food Pantry
Main location is 9659 Jamison Rd.
Ladson, SC 29456
Call (843) 821-2600 for hours of the pantry.
Metropolitan Community Church of Charleston
7860-A Dorchester Rd.
North Charleston, SC 29418
This covers portions of Beaufort County as well. Families can get boxes of food, paper products, and non-perishable canned goods.
Tricounty Family Ministries Food and Clothing Services
3349 Rivers Ave.
North Charleston, South Carolina 29405
Services range from a soup kitchen to food. There is also free baby food and formula and a limited delivery service too.
Church of the Cross
110 Calhoun ST
Bluffton, SC 29910
Main phone - (843) 757-2661
Hardeeville Thrift Shop
12 Coastal HWY 17 South
Hardeeville, South Carolina 29927
Programs include a thrift store and food pantry. There are also free Christmas meals, toys for children from the store, and an emergency pantry on site.
Bluffton Self Help
39 Sheridan Park CIR
Bluffton, South Carolina 29910
All assistance, including food or vouchers to buy groceries or pay bills, are passed out on a case by case basis.
Community Impact for Christ
Location - Old Fort Baptist Church
10505 Dorchester Rd.
Summerville, SC 29485
Main number is (843) 697-9504
Help of Beaufort
1910 Baggett ST
Beaufort, SC 29901
Coastal Catholic Charities
(843) 531-5535 x33
This church also supports Beaufort County and other regions. Everything from a food pantry to Meals on Wheels is for seniors. They also serve free lunches, offer eye exams, furniture, and more.
Salvation Army of Beaufort
Address is 2505 N St
Beaufort, SC 29902
Dial (843) 524-3727 for hours.
Operation Holiday Heroes provides free Christmas meals, food baskets, and toys. There are also medications, groceries from the pantry, and gift certificates/vouchers for living expenses and paying bills.
Deep Well Project
Address: 154A Beach City RD
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
A food pantry provides services to residents of the island. Fresh food, personal hygiene items, and linkage to financial aid is offered.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - Beaufort
Panama ST, Building 286
Beaufort, South Carolina 29905
Main phone - (843) 228-3512
They only support veterans, active military members, and their families, including children.
Many other churches and charities also feed working poor families. Call 843.747.8146. Or people can learn about government sponsored programs in Beaufort County such as Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) or free school lunches for children from low income families.
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