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South Carolina free food pantries and food banks.

South Carolina food banks and emergency pantries that are near you provide assistance to tens of thousands of state residents each and every year. Individuals and families can turn to these non-profit organizations if/when they need free food, when they are facing a hardship, or some other type of emergency. Get information on where to turn to for assistance, referrals, and other support.

Your local food bank near you is always a great place to turn to for a wide variety of assistance, including perishables, frozen foods, bread, meats, vegetables, hot meals, and much more. Each and every center, and the individuals who work there, are strongly committed to helping as many people across South Carolina as possible. Most of the staff and counselors can also direct state residents to other assistance programs. There is also a telephone number for referrals to other local food pantries near you at the bottom of this page.

For example, get information and maybe applications on state and federal government programs such as WIC or food stamps. There is also infant formula and diapers for new moms, and this is another common service at a food pantry. They also partner with other centers, which may be closer to you, and can refer you to those local food banks, churches and pantries. More on free South Carolina formula and diapers.

Last, but not least, most counties in South Carolina also administer other programs. Non-profits that operate in those counties can provide the low income and unemployed with resources. Call a center below for more information on county specific programs and organizations.

Local food banks in South Carolina near you

Find information on additional food pantries and distribution centers for your city or county. These centers are specific to the County in question. The locations can provide groceries, food, hot meals, baby formula, and other items such as clothing. Or scroll down the page for more locations of free food pantries.




The Way of Holiness Mission
228 Honour Street
Greenville - South Carolina, 29611
(864) 233-6020
this food pantry is really a non-profit church organization and partnership that distributes food to the hungry and needy in the community.

Lowcountry Food Bank
1 Guess Rd
Yemassee - SC, 29945
(843) 589-4118

Community Kitchen Inc. Of Myrtle Beach
PO Box 563
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29578
Telephone number is (843)444-9383
The location supports other towns in Horry County as well, including Conway and Murrels Inlet.

Helping Hands Of Goose Creek
104b Commerce Place
Goose Creek, SC 29445
(843) 553-7132
Eligible people can get up to 6 monthly food visits. Or ask a social worker or volunteer on site for information on other service or programs that you may qualify for. The non-profit focuses on offering emergency food assistance to the low income, seniors citizens, and needy.

Samaritan House
105 Old Augusta Rd
Greenville - SC, 29605
(864) 299-5898
This agency partners with local charities and churches, and it can provide clothing and free food to those in the neighborhood who are in need of help. Counselors on site can also provide information on social services and government programs.

Harvest Hope Food Bank
Address: 2220 Shop Road
Columbia - South Carolina, 29201
Telephone - 803-254-4432





Loaves & Fishes
Address: 25 Woods Lake Road Suite 812
Greenville - SC, 29607
Phone number - 864.232.3595
A hot meal may be served. The non-profit can also provide other support, such as Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas food baskets.

United Way South Carolina - State Association
2711 Middleburg Dr Ste 305
Columbia - SC, 29204
Call the center at - (803) 929-1000
They work with many churches, non-profits, and government agencies in South Carolina.

Golden Harvest Food Bank
Address - 3310 Commerce Drive
Augusta , GA 30909-4417

Harvest Hope Food Bank Peedee
2513 W Lucas St Unit 5
Florence - SC, 29501
(843) 661-0826

Living Waters Food Bank & Community Center
5633 Dorchester Rd Ste H
N Charleston, SC 29418

Food Bank - Cheraw
Location - 131 2nd St.
Cheraw - South Carolina, 29520
Call (843) 537-0642

Samaritan House Incorporated
320 W Oakland Ave
Sumter - SC, 29150
(803) 775-0024





Lowcountry Food Bank Inc.
1635 Cosgrove Avenue Ext
North Charleston - SC, 29405
Dial the pantry at (843) 747-8146
The site is open limited hours. Call for an appointment or details. Other services include hot meals, bags of groceries, free food, and more. Or apply for programs such as SNAP food stamps.

Fairfield Community Food Bank
Primary address is 403 Fairfield St.
Winnsboro - SC, 29180
(803) 635-9234

Information and Referral-United Way
Main address - 1800 Main St.
Columbia - SC, 29201
Dial (803) 733-7312
Provides funding to many local non-profits. Can provide families information on places to go for help.

Fairfield Community Food Bank
96 US Highway 321 Byp N
Winnsboro, SC 29180
(803) 635-9234

Community Food Bank Of The Piedmont
Address of food bank is 20 Maple Creek Cir
Greenville - South Carolina, 29607
(864) 277-0299

Horry County Branch Lowcountry Food Bank
Address - 200 Broadway St.
Myrtle Beach - SC, 29577
(843) 448-0341
Meals and boxes of food can be tailored to meet the nutritional needs of the elderly and senior citizens in the area.





Community Food Bank
Greenville - SC
Phone number - (864) 675-0350

Harvest Hope
5200 Pelham Rd
Greenville - South Carolina, 29615
(864) 281-3995

Non-profit Goose Creek Helping Hands
104 Commerce Pl.
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Main number - (843) 553-713

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
500 B Spratt St.

Gods Food Pantry
101 Valley View Rd
Fountain Inn, South Carolina 29644
Main phone number - (864) 862-1525

Community Food Bank Of The Piedmont
Main address - 206 S Main St.
Mauldin, South Carolina 29662
Call (864)675-0350
Boxes of canned goods, surplus government commodities, milk, rice, and more may be offered. Also inquire into public assistance such as the USDA Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

The Haven
Downtown – 458 North Church Street
Dial 864-582-6737
Spartanburg, South Carolina





More South Carolina free food pantry locations

The main food centers above  partner with other non-profits and charities in all cities and towns across South Carolina. There may be other food pantries or government programs near you as well. Dial (803) 254-4432 for referrals or to get help to find a food distribution center that is in your community.


By Jon McNamara

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