Senior Care Pantry

We launched a food pantry after the devastating floods of October 2015 to help local seniors in need, whether they were our clients or not. We've continued and expanded the service to those on our Meals on Wheels waiting list.

Want to help reduce our waiting list?Donate today

When devastating floods hit South Carolina in October 2015, many people in the community reached out to donate bottled water and canned goods for seniors in need. Thanks to these donations, we were able to continue Meals on Wheels service to our clients and also serve any other local senior in need.

The donations were so generous, we were able to establish a food pantry. Today, we use the food pantry to deliver meals to local seniors who are on our waiting list for Meals on Wheels. While they wait, we provide them with boxes of non-perishable food items and bottled water. We also collect toiletries and household items to provide to seniors in need.

Between January and June 2016, we provided 73 boxes of food, household goods and toiletries to local seniors in need.

If you, your business or your civic group would like to help, we are always accepting donations of the following items:

Non-perishable food items that are easy for seniors to open, easy to chew, and require little preparation: 

  • Pop-top cans of soup, tuna or chicken
  • Chewy granola bars or cereal bars
  • Raisins or other dried fruit
  • Jelly
  • Powdered or shelf-stable milk
  • Juice boxes (we can not use grapefruit juice, as it interferes with the medications of many of our clients)

Toiletries:

  • Soap or cleansing wipes
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Powder
  • Deodorant
  • Body lotion
  • Band-Aids

Household items:

  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Disinfecting wipes (such as Lysol or Clorox wipes)
  • All-purpose cleaning spray (such as Formula 409, Lysol or Clorox spray)
  • Dish soap
  • Cleaning cloths or sponges

We also welcome monetary contributions and gift cards. Donations can be dropped off at our office (2817 Millwood Ave.) Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, contact Director of In-Home and Community-Based Services Anne Shissias at ashissias@seniorresourcesinc.org or 803-252-7734 x234.