Senior Care Pantry
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 during that crisis.
The donations were so generous, we were able to establish a food pantry. Today, we utilize 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.
How Can I Help?
If you, your business or your civic group would like to help, we are always accepting donations of 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
- Pasta & pasta sauce
- Chewy granola bars or cereal bars
- Raisins or other dried fruit
- Fruit cups or applesauce
- Peanut butter & 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)
- Bottled water
We also welcome donations of toiletries and household items:
- Soap or cleansing wipes
- Toothbrushes and toothpaste
- Body lotion
- 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
- Light bulbs
Donations can be dropped off at our office (2817 Millwood Ave.) Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. We also welcome monetary contributions and gift cards.
If you would like to organize a collection drive for our pantry, please contact Beth Struble, Interim Director of Development, at 803-252-7734 x244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.