Charleston County Public Library has compiled a list of resources for members of our community who need assistance and resources finding food during the COVID-19 virus crisis.

Lowcountry Food Bank

The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina through food distribution centers in Charleston, Yemassee and Myrtle Beach. Lowcountry Food Bank is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. They serve as an emergency food pantry, provide senior & child meal programs, and provide nutrition education. 2864 Azalea Dr., Charleston SC 29405, (843) 747-8147. They have launched a special page dedicated to their response to COVID-19.

  • Lowcountry Food Bank FIND HELP Page – Need Food? Start here. Enter your location to find food assistance in your community. Lowcountry Food Bank Agency Partners provide food assistance. Open days and hours will vary. Please call before visiting to ensure the Agency Partner is available.

East Cooper Community Outreach
Clients can pick up food from the food pantry; additional services may be limited; Tuesday - Thursday 10am – 2pm; call (843)-849-9220 for assistance; 1145 Six Mile Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466; email [email protected].    

Lowcountry Blessing Box Project
Blessing boxes are stocked with non-perishable food items, basic toiletries, and baby supplies. Leave what you can, take what you need. To find a location, contact them at (843) 737-2517 or [email protected].

Meals on Wheels
Organized by Charleston Area Senior Citizens, Meals on Wheels provides a nutritious meal, a quick safety check, and much needed human connection to homebound seniors. Contact them at (843) 722-4127 or email them at [email protected].

Emergency Food Pantry by CASC
Each client receives enough food for one month. Clients are asked to call ahead and make an appointment for food. Walk-in clients for emergency food will be served as soon as possible by CASC staff. Clients must complete a brief application before receiving a box of food. All clients are entered into Charity Tracker, a Tri-County data base for basic needs services. 259 Meeting Street in Charleston. Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1-3:30. 

Our Lady of Mercy
Provides basic needs (including food pantry, clothing pantry, and emergency financial assistance) to help people get back on their feet and get through challenging times. The organization works with those in need to set goals to get on the path to self-sufficiency. 1684 Brownswood Dr., Johns Island. You may contact them by calling (843)559-4109 or by email at [email protected].