Finding Help in the Upstate at Food Pantries and Food Banks: Greenville, SC

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Looking for a food pantry or food bank in Greenville, SC? Many families in the upstate are finding themselves jobless or with reduced employment hours. Fortunately, there are many churches, groups, food banks, and community organizations offering assistance. We’re collecting information about those places here to help our readers. If you know of someone offering assistance, please let us know!

Food banks in Greenville, South Carolina

Local Food Banks: Greenville, SC and the Upstate

It should never be difficult to find food for your family. There are lots of organizations and churches throughout the Upstate that have food banks and food pantries where you can get food, clothing, diapers, baby formula, and other necessary goods to ensure that your family is fed. The organizations below are wonderful resources to start with.

There are many more local food banks on the Need Help Paying Bills site.

Finding a Food Pantry: Greenville, SC

If you are fortunate enough to be in a position to help your community, these maps can provide you with locations near you where you can donate or volunteer.

Greenville County Services Map

Greenville County maintains this map of community services, which includes a layer for food pantries. where people can receive assistance throughout the year. Use the arrow at the left side of the map to view the layers and select “food pantry.” We find that searching “By Attribute” and then searching “food pantry” is easiest.

Ten At The Top Upstate Food Access Map

Ten At The Top created this interactive map, providing the locations of places where people can receive assistance during the summer. The map includes numerous local food banks. You can click on the blue pin-points to locate information about the food pantry and their contact information

Kids’ Lunch and Breakfast Assistance

See our article on summer lunch and breakfast assistance in Greenville and Spartanburg.

The annual Summer Food Service Program, part of a national initiative to address childhood food insecurity by making sure children who take part in the free lunch program during the school year continue to have access to nutritious meals during the summer. Not just low-income children are included. Any child (18 and under) living in a district near a title 1 school is eligible for the program.

Info for the locations near you can be obtained by texting the word Summer Meals to 914-342-7744 or by calling 1-866-348-6479. You can also use their Summer Meal Finder map to locate places near you offering food during the summer for children, though it may not be fully updated until closer to June.

Additional Organizations Offering Assistance

United Way of Greenville coordinates a variety of community resources, including utility assistance. Dial 2.1.1 to reach a specialist at the Greenville County Resource Line. The phone line is active 24/7.

About the Author
Maria Bassett is a former school orchestra teacher, turned homeschool mom. She and her husband homeschool their 3 sons and 1 daughter, who range from 4th grade through 9th grade. Believing children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, this family loves to take their homeschool on the road, around Greenville and beyond.

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1 year ago

Loaves & Fishes Greenville is actually NOT a food bank. Unfortunately, we do not serve individuals. We serve 107 agencies across the county who serve individuals experiencing food insecurity. You can visit our website and the “Get Food” tab for food resources near you!