Harvest HOPE Food Bank - Pee Dee Branch - This food banks serves the needy in the local community. The center is a regional distribution program that does all of the following, including collecting, storing, and distributes food and related items to qualified agencies. They partner with local churches, charities, and other food banks in your immediate town. (843) 661-0826
HopeHealth, Inc. - This is a free or low cost community clinic that is currently providing comprehensive primary health care and medical services to any person in need, regardless of their income of type of insurance they have. Read more on community clinics. (843) 667-9414
Chesterfield-Marlboro Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. - This is the community action agency for the local region. A wide variety of low to moderate income assistance programs and other aid is offered. The organization provides gently used new or free clothing, low cost or free food, prescription medication expense assistance, housing and rent assistance, cooling and utility bill assistance, as well as weatherization assistance.
Much of the aid is part of General Assistance, and the agency can use a combination of loans and other funds for helping the low income with security deposits and other housing expenses. Clients of CMEOC can also attend job placement at the Robert Smalls Family Center or even receive free help in filing their taxes. The resources available in the Chester County region are extensive.
Counselors at the facility will also counsel low income residents to help them become self-sufficient over the long term. To learn more, call (843) 320-9760. the agency is located at Cheraw South Carolina, or find help from Chesterfield-Marlboro Economic Opportunity Council.