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Find free food banks and pantries in Sumter County South Carolina.

Whether an emergency or not, Sumter County residents can get assistance from a local food pantry or feeding site such as soup kitchen. There are dozens of locations in the region, and they pass out free groceries, deliver meals to the homebound, server holida food boxes (or meals), and also offer personal hygiene supplies. The point being many of the food banks are extensive in the amount and type of services they offer, and some have staff that can even help families apply for state of South Carolina SNAP food stamps.

The primary food pantries in the area are below. Some are located at churches. Or they may be at other charity organizations. Depending on what has been donated, there may be canned groceries, frozen food, paper products, diary goods, meats, Thanksgiving turkey dinners, and more. Fruits, vegetables, and free baby formula may also be offered. Note that some of the Sumter County

Bethesda Church Of God
Address is 2730 Broad Street
Sumter, South Carolina 29150
Telephone - 803-254-3886
The location is open Thursday from 11am-12pm.

CSFP-Sumter Senior Center at Delaine Center
5400 Cane Savannah Road
Wedgefield, SC 29154
Telephone: 803-655-7844
Senior citizens as well as the disabled are supported. Not only may a free hot meal (lunch) be served but there are also recreational activities. The homebound can also learn about Meals on Wheels services too.





Jehovah Missionary - House Of Hope
814-B South Harvin Street
Sumter, South Carolina 29150
Phone: 843-616-6358
Various goods are offered. There may be boxes of free groceries, hot meals, clothing, hygiene supplies, free feminine products and more.

Berea Community Service Center
Location is 675 S. Lafayette Dr.
Sumter, SC 29150
Call 803-655-7844

Sumter County CADA
Location is 221 W. Liberty Street
Sumter, South Carolina 29150
Dial 803-436-2462

Salvation Army
Address is 16 Kendrick St
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: (803) 775-9336
Various food and social service programs are offered. They have a pantry, clothing closet, and other resources. There are also free turkey dinners, hot meals during Christmas, toys for kids, and financial assistance too.

Our Brother’s Keeper Society for the Poor and Disadvantaged
103 East Calhoun Street
Sumter, South Carolina 29150
Dial 803-775-2855
A free food pantry and thrift store is on site. Furniture, free groceries, canned goods, dairy items, and more is offered. They also serve holiday meals, including at Christmas.

Community Missionary Charity Organization
3035 South Kings Hwy@ Orangehill AME Church
Wedgefield, SC 29168
Call 803-374-7778





LAB’s Helping Hands
5456 Sumter Hwy
Sumter, South Carolina 29153
Call 843-857-3097

CSFP-Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
Location - 10075 Calvary Church Rd.
Pinewood, SC 29125
Dial (803) 764-1868

Backpack R.E. Davis Elementary
345 Eastern School Road
Sumter, South Carolina 29153
Telephone number is 843-857-3097
The USDA supported program is for low income students at the school only. They can be given a backpack full of food for the weekend.

By Jon McNamara

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