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Free food pantries, groceries and soup kitchens in Florence County.

Dozens of free food pantries in Florence County provide assistance to low income households, seniors, struggling families and the disabled. They provide a combination of services, including free groceries or personal toiletries, to those that qualify. There will be a free box of food for short need needs, and the groceries are given away today and every day in Florence.

Or get information on long term support from Florence County food pantries near you, whether that is SNAP food stamp vouchers, WIC or other benefits. Also find a phone number at the bottom of the page for more resources. Meals on Wheels also help the elderly, disabled, and homebound.

Each pantry relies on full time staff and volunteers. They also depend on donations from restaurants, individuals, and other businesses across the region to keep their pantries fully stocked. Whether it is a hot meal, a quantity of baby formula or bag of groceries, the goal is to support those that are less fortunate.

Florence South Carolina non-profits, churches, and charities work together to combat hunger. Whether a client is a senior citizen, child, or has a disability, a food bank may be able to help.

Places for free groceries in Florence SC, boxes of food, and personal items

House of Hope of the Pee Dee - Women's Shelter
 1020 W Darlington St, Florence, SC 29501. This center has a phone number of (843) 667-9000.
It only serves hot meals, such as a breakfast, to shelter guests.

St Anthony’s Catholic Church
2536 W Hoffmeyer Road, Florence, South Carolina 29502. Main phone - 843-662-5674
The hours are Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm. It is an emergency food pantry. There are programs terms, including people can visit once every six to eight weeks for food or groceries, and a photo ID is needed.

Gospel Temple Worship Center
3987 W Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29501. Telephone – 843-245-5395 or  (843) 665-2546
There is an emergency service for Florence families that meet income guidelines. Groceries, baby formula, fresh fruits, and more is available. Get free shelf stable groceries, household supplies like soap or detergent, feminine products and other items as available.




Greater Mt Sinai Deliverance Holiness
Pantry address: 4638 Hollyberry Lane
Timmonsville, SC 29161
Phone: 843-496-0670
The pantry is open by appointment only.

Salvation Army - Florence County
Address: 2210 Hoffmeyer RD, Florence, SC 29501. Dial (843) 662-4461
Holiday meals are served. There is also a food pantry, thrift store, housing/shelter, and Thanksgiving Turkeys and meals. Or get referrals to SNAP food stamps. There may be free hygiene supplies, groceries for single mothers in Florence, and winter clothes too.

True Faith Ministries, Inc
Address is 1000 Clement Street, Florence, SC 29501. Phone: 843-667-4336

The Inner Court Apostolic Church In Jesus Christ
Location of food bank is 2138 Enterprise Drive, Florence, South Carolina 29502. For hours, dial 843-407-6457 or 843) 407-4481
Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, a box of groceries, clothing, school supplies and other items are from the food pantry and soup kitchen.

Lighthouse Ministries
201 E Elm ST, Florence, South Carolina 29506. Call (843) 629-0830
A charity that offers many services, ranging from emergency financial aid to food or Meals on Wheels. There may be pasta, snacks for kids out of school or during the summer, canned meats and other goods.





Antioch Fellowship
The address is 1405 E. Howe Spring Road, Florence, SC 29501. Call (843) 539-6114

Southern Calvary Baptist
Location is 602 North Jefferson St, Florence, SC 29506. Main number is (843) 617-5407

Immanuel Apostolic Church
Location is 1121 East National Cemetery Road, Florence, SC 29501. Dial (843) 615-1364
Get free groceries, soup, baby formula, dairy and more. The pantry is open to the public 1-2 days per week. Call for hours.

Timmonsville Church Of Christ
Location is 1674 N. Darlington Street
Timmonsville, South Carolina 29161
Telephone number is 843-346-9554
Home delivery is an option as well for seniors and the disabled.

Alston Wilkes
Florence, SC 29501
Phone: 843-292-0388

Pathway Pentecostal Temple Church
Main address is 412 West Pine Street
Florence, SC 29501
For hours or an application, dial 843-413-1141

Harvest HOPE Food Bank - Pee Dee Branch
2513 W Lucas ST
Florence, SC 29501
(843) 661-0826
They provide referrals only. But the non-profit also partners with churches, the USDA to feed the poor, and offer other support.





LHM-First Friday
201 E Elm ST
Florence, SC 29506
(843) 629-0830

Additional free food pantries in Florence County near you

For more details or locations of food pantries, dial 803.254.4432. Thousands of Florence County families receive everything from surplus USDA commodities to fruits, snacks, or a meal for their child. Or get applications to SNAP EBT cards, government food aid, Meals on Wheels and more.


By Jon McNamara











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