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Food pantries and free groceries in Aiken County.

Families and individuals in need can try a food pantry in Aiken County for help. Whether it is a bag of groceries, hot meal, or referrals to SNAP food stamps, some form of help is often available. Of course any support from one of the non-profits will depend on donation levels and other factors. Find a food bank near you in Aiken County.

There should never be any hesitation in contacting a food bank. Thousands of Aiken County families use them on occasion to get a box of groceries, hygiene supplies or a hot meal. It is normally for an unexpected crisis or short term support. Any food passed out will be for free or low cost and is given in confidence. Most Aiken County charities also have soup kitchens or pet food banks to help feed people with no money or give them free dog or cat food.

A key goal is to prevent hunger in households with children, newborns or senior citizens. So in these cases meals, including baby formula or surplus government commodities, will be prepared for their special dietary needs. Or the elderly or disabled in Aiken County South Carolina can sign up for home delivery of meals if they are home-bound. As the case mangers in Aiken County help with other support too, including applications to government food assistance programs.

Free food distribution centers in Aiken

Area Churches Together Serving - ACTS
Main address is 340 Park Ave SW, Aiken, South Carolina 29801. Phone - (803) 642-5919
A food pantry and thrift store are on site. Programs range from free food, meals to the homeless and furniture to fire survivors. There are also food boxes for senior citizens in Aiken County, and the Benefit Bank of South Carolina helps people apply for SNAP food stamps or WIC vouchers.

Christ Central Mission Food Banks
412 Main ST S, New Ellenton, SC 29809. Call (803) 649-0145 or (803) 652-2006
A congregate meal site for lunch and Meals on Wheels are run. There is also a Sunday morning breakfast and after school services, clothing and snacks for children.




Second Baptist Church
Main address is 343 Laurens St NW, Aiken, SC 29801. Phone: (803) 644-3994

Aiken County community action
Address is 291 Beaufort St NE, Aiken, SC 29801. Phone: (803) 648-6836

The non-profit has information on many assistance programs, including free food from the government or local charities. Get groceries, meals, and even pet food for seniors. There is also information on government benefits. Find details on assistance from Aiken County community action.

Christ Central of Aiken
3605 Richland Ave W, Aiken, SC 29801. Phone: (803) 644-0705
They help the low-income, people with no money and those in need. The food pantries will give out staple (rice, pasta, PB&J, bread, etc) as well as help people get long term support. Or get a free Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas food basket in Aiken County.

Another location of Christ Central Mission in Aiken
3605 Richland Ave, Aiken, South Carolina 29801. Phone - (803) 640-1708

Community Ministry of North Augusta
531 Belvedere Clearwater Rd, North Augusta, SC 29841. For an application, dial (803) 279-5771
The charity also helps people in Aiken County.

Valley Outreach Interfaith Center at Gloverville Pentecostal Church
1469 Augusta Rd, Warrenville, SC 29851. Dial (803) 663-9955 or (803) 593-0687
A free food pantry may have canned goods, fruits, baby formula, and paper goods for low income households.

Community Hope Center - Oasis Church
2558 Wagener Rd, Aiken, South Carolina 29803. Call (803) 649-4447





Salvation Army of Aiken
604 Park Ave, Aiken, SC 29801. Main number - (803) 641-4149
A soup kitchen is on site. Other support includes financial aid for bills, Christmas meals and gifts, and emergency boxes of food to stop hunger. There is also a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Picture ID is required, along with case management. Find more details on SC Salvation Army programs.

Christain Heritage Life Center
Location is 285 Ascauga Lake Rd, Graniteville, SC 29829. Phone: (803) 663-1515
There is a soup kitchen for hot meals as well as food pantry. Get groceries, pet food, rice, pasta, canned meat or vegetables and more. The pantry helps everyone from the poor to single moms.

Langley Church of God
The food bank is at 2444 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Graniteville, SC 29829. Call (803) 593-9373

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Center
2443 Augusta Rd, Gloverville, SC 29828. Telephone - (803) 593-2623
Among services is the Brown Bag Food Program for senior adults ages 60+..

St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church
138 Fairfield St, Aiken, South Carolina 29801. Call (803) 642-3211
A soup kitchen and pantry are at this charity, and volunteers help the working poor and families in poverty.

There are also a few food pantries in northern Georgia that also support Aiken County residents. They include Big Mama's House of Love ((706) 284-8793) and another Salvation Army center, phone (706) 826-7933




Additional food programs in Aiken SC area

For the location of more distribution centers, or information on government food assistance in Aiken County, call 706.736.1199. Programs range from Feeding America Golden Harvest to other benefits. Very low income families have many other programs available to them, both from the federal funded USDA and charities.


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