- South Carolina Department of Social Services - Among other services are Food Assistance programs and Family Independence.
- United Way of the Lowcountry - Choose from the list of 39 agencies serving many health and human service needs in our community. You can click on their Web site link to learn more about them, or call the agency directly.
- Bluffton Self Help [Serving the Bluffton area]
Bluffton – 1264 May River Road – 843-757-8000 Map
Provides food and assistance for those in crisis situation. Other free items are clothing, small appliances, books, sheets, blankets and towels. Limits are established on the amount one person can take each day. BSH also provides emergency financial assistance to families living in the Bluffton area who are in a documented crisis situation.
- Lowcountry Food Bank [Does NOT provide food directly to individuals. Distribution is to hunger-relief
Yemassee – 1 Guess Road Map Charleston Distribution Center: 843-747.8146, see online staff directory. Provides food for 400 Lowcountry hunger-relief organizations. Facts from the website:
"The Lowcountry Food Bank is a collaboration of local, non-profit human and social service providers, religious organizations, donors from the food industry, corporate, government, civic and private sectors, and individualvolunteers whose support and partnership focuses on feeding the poor and hungry of the ten coastal counties in South Carolina. The Lowcountry Food Bank s the only major clearinghouse for donated food products in this area, where 25%-28% of the population lives in poverty.
"The Lowcountry Food Bank collects, inspects, maintains, and distributes otherwise wasted food products from manufacturers, food distributors, the government, supermarkets, wholesalers and farmers, and redistributes these food products to a grassroots network of member agencies serving those in need. The Food Bank also offers resources such as nutrition education, safe food handling practices and maintenance information."