If you need food, we can help.
You can get food from any of our partner agencies in 20 SC counties. Harvest Hope has emergency food pantries in Greenville and Columbia, but those may not be the closest to you, so check below to see what's nearby. *Hours may vary. Please call before visiting.*
Food Pantry FAQs
- What if I live outside your service area?
No worries! There are food pantries across South Carolina that partner with other food banks and organizations. Check out this resource map from SC DHEC to find food pantries in other areas.
- Who does a food pantry serve?
Food pantries are an emergency service for anyone in a financial crisis who cannot afford food.
Food pantries provide groceries for people who are at risk of hunger, people who might otherwise have to choose between buying food and paying for medication, rent, or transportation to a job. Most food pantry clients only need help temporarily – often over a period of a month or less – because they lost a job or have medical issues.
Food pantries help prevent a temporary crisis from becoming a permanent condition.
- What do I need to bring with me?
You should go to a pantry in the county where you reside. You’ll need to present your current picture ID, with your current physical address and birthdays for everyone in the household. If you do not have a current ID, you will receive donated food only and won't be eligible for certain types of government commodity foods.
- Do I need an appointment?
Nope! You can come anytime during a food pantry's hours of operation. We make every effort to ensure that our list of partner agencies is up-to-date, but we encourage you to call first to verify the hours of operation.
- How much food will I get?
Each pantry varies in how much food they can provide, but you'll get a few days worth of non-perishable and perishable groceries such as fruit, vegetables, bread, meat, and dried goods. Our partners must follow strict safety guidelines, so you can be confident serving your family any food you receive. Food pantries occasionally have personal care supplies in addition to food for clients who need them.
- How often can I come?
Food pantries vary in how often they allow clients to come. Call your local pantry and ask if you're not sure!
- How do I apply for SNAP?
SNAP benefits are managed through South Carolina DSS. You can apply for SNAP in person, by mail or online here.
- What if I need more than food?
Harvest Hope provides food to transitional facilities, rehabilitation facilities, and women's shelters. Please call the numbers below to see if they can help you. Addresses are confidential for these locations.
Facility Name Type Location Phone Killingsworth Residence for Women in Crisis Columbia, SC (803) 771-6359 Child Evangelism Fellowship Taylors, SC (864) 616-4529 Alston Wilkes Veterans Home Residential Home for Vets Columbia, SC (803) 995-8472 Stepping Stones Ministry Rehabilitation Facility Columbia, SC (803) 765-9711 Teen Challenge Rehabilitation Facility Columbia, SC (803) 834-5236 Lutheran Family Services Adult Home Columbia, SC (803) 764-6304 Sistercare Residence for Women in Crisis Columbia, SC (803) 765-9428 or
Pendleton Place Children's Home Greenville, SC (864) 467-3650 Safe Harbor Residence for Women in Crisis Greenville, SC (800) 291-2139 Clark Estates Columbia, SC
The Naomi Project 24/7 Assistance for Women in Crisis Florence, SC (843) 615-1548