Food For Needy Families 2017:
1.2 million lbs.
2018 YTD: 700,000 lbs.
CENTRAL AGENCIES – Call 2-1-1 for free confidential guidance from South Carolina or go to:
Department of Social Services – Oconee County: 223a Kenneth St., Walhalla; ph-864-638-4400; Office hours: 8:30-5 M-F. Services include: Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (Food Stamps), Family Independence Program (Financial aid to Families with dependent children).
Department of Health and Human Services: 223 B Kenneth St., Walhalla SC 29691 864-638-4420 Office hours 8:30-5 M-F. Services: Medicaid
United Way: 409 East North 1st Street, Suite A; Seneca; 864-882-9743; hours 9-4 M-F. Services include: Connection and referral to local agencies covering various needs; help with Food Stamp (SNAP) applications
Veterans Help w/ filing VA benefits paperwork– every Wed.; Knights of Columbus Hall, 1-8pm; 112 E. N. 2nd St Seneca or call Terry at 303-501-4273
Oconee Presbyterian Service Fund – 115 W South 1st St. Seneca; 864-882-0504; hours 9:30 – 11:30 Tues/Th (call first). Services include: assistance with rent, utilities, medicines
SHARE (Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources) – 708 East Main St, Seneca; 864-882-3495; office hours – 8:30-5 M-F. Services include rent and utility assistance, job training, and housing repair.
Salvation Army – 311 S. John St. Walhalla; 864-882-1160; hours- 8:30-12; 1-4 M/T/Th/F; 9-12 W. Emergency financial assistance, emergency shelter, food and nutritional programs food, clothing, disaster services, worship
Golden Corner Food Pantry: – 635 Business Park Drive, Seneca, 864-882-3610; 10-12 M-F. Provides emergency & supplemental food for seniors & families who qualify (less than 150% of Federal poverty levels, unemployed, or disabled.)
College St. Baptist Church Food Pantry – M/T 10am-1pm; 407 S College St. Walhalla, 638-2986 (Walhalla, Salem, W. Union)
St. Luke Methodist Food Pantry – 4-6pm, 2nd and 4th Wed, 607 E Main St., Walhalla, 638-3628, Richard Reams pastor
American Red Cross: 224 East Main St., Walhalla ph-864-638-5619; Office hours 8:30 to 4:30 M, T, Th, Fr. Services include: Disaster relief, CPR and First Aid training, Service to Armed Forces, referrals and information
Our Daily Bread: 106 Jordan St, Seneca; ph-864-882-3308; hours 11:30- 12:30. Lunch for low income & homeless
Dot’s Kitchen: American Legion Bldg; 205 Lucky St. Westminster. Lunch served M-F 11:30 to 12:30 pm
Oconee Humane Society: low cost pet spay/neuter voucher 1925 Sandifer Rd, Seneca 882-4719
Oconee Humane Society: low cost pet spay/neuter voucher 1925 Sandifer Rd, Seneca 882-4719
We Care: 610 Piedmont St. Westminster; Food Pantry and limited free clothing. Thursdays only, 9am-5pm; 647-8458
Local Thrift Stores
Salvation Army– Thrift Store 104 Colonial Plaza Drive, Seneca, 882-7450, 10-5 M-F; 9-5 Sat. Special Programs: Necessities (furniture, clothing, etc) vouchers for victims of domestic violence and fire losses (requires fire dept. or police report verifying within the last 30 days). Twice a year persons with low income can come in a get two pair of pants, two shirts and 1 pair of shoes at no cost if they meet with a social worker (call Kendra at 882-1160 for an appointment at the Salvation Army office in Walhalla, 311 S. John St.). Salvation Army may also help with work clothes in some specific circumstances if needed for a job.
Goodwill Thrift – 11011 Radio Station Road, Seneca, 882-2600, 9-9 M-Sat; 1-5 Sun. Check with store for specials: Sundays 1/2 price clothes on selected items. Weekdays reduced price on a specific items.
Boys Camp Thrift Stores – No special Programs. 714 W. North 1st Street, Seneca, 882-2734; 9-5 M-Sat & 111 E. Windsor St. Westminster, 647-4812; 9-5 Tues-Sat
Beacon of Hope Thrift – 1797 Blue Ridge Blvd, inside Oconee Aluminum Products bldg. Sat 9-noon; “free” clothes, 723-4267
Mello Trends Thrift Store – No special programs. 722 W. North 1st St. Seneca; 793-9850; 10-6 M-Sat
Girls Camp Trading Post Thrift Stores – No special programs, 304 W North 1st St. Seneca, 882-7008; 9-5 M-Sat & 9119 Long Creek Hwy, Westminster, 647-7014; 9-5 M-Sat
Bethel Baptist – 160 Bethel Church Road, Westminster; 972-3473, Free clothing and food; 4th Wed each month, 5:30-6:30 pm
Tamassee DAR Thrift Shop – No special programs. 9695 N. Hwy 11, Tamassee, 944-2660; 9-5 Tues-Sat
Wilderness Way Thrift Store – 142 Foothills Center Dr., West Union, 638-7049; Hours: M-T-W -9-5; Thurs-Fri-Sat 9-5:30
Habitat For Humanity Thrift Store – 130 Bountyland Rd, Seneca; 864-888-2118; hours 10-4 W/Th/F; Sat 10-1.
Life Changing Assistance
SC Works (Unemployment Office) At Quickjobs Development Center – 100 Vocational Dr., Seneca, hours: 8:30 to 5 M-F. Services: Job placement assistance, resource center for job seekers, resume preparation assistance, job preparation workshops; there are over 500 job openings in Oconee County, about half of which require only a high school diploma.
Goodwill Job Connection: 1616 Sandefur Blvd (near Walmart), Seneca, 864-482-7857: M-Th 9am-noon; 1-4pm (ask for Andrea). Services: job employment services and on line job applications, job leads and referrals, resume and cover letter help, copy/fax machine. Basic computer literacy and English Second Language classes, Work readiness workshops, Job fairs. Personal counseling is available; Help is tailored for non computer literate, as well as computer savvy.
(Jobs for those with disabilities) Vocational Rehabilitation of South Carolina (SCVRD): 1951 Wells Hwy, Seneca; ph-864-882-6669; hours – 8:30-5 M-F. Services include: SCVRD will perform and vocational and medical assessment of a person’s ability to work and if possible find a job they can work at even if disabled. They will train them at their on-site factory and help them locate a job with a local business. Personal assistance is available and all services are free.
Jobs for Seniors: Call toll free 855-850-2525. AARP free job search guide & sign up for info session at Tri-County Tech.
Oconee Adult Education Office: 315 Holland Ave. Seneca, 886-4429; The mission of adult education in Oconee County is to assist adults in becoming literate, to assist adults in the completion of a secondary school education (GED), and to assist adults in improving their knowledge and skills relating to employment. All levels of capability are welcome and will receive help.
Department of Social Services- (See Above): 223a Kenneth St., Walhalla; ph-864-638-4400; Office hours: 8:30-5 M-F.
Palmetto Youth Connections: at Adult Education Office (See Above); for youth 17-21 to obtain workforce training (GED & other occupational skills). Emphasis on obtaining employment, attending post-secondary or enlisting in the military. Call 886-4467 (ask for Lauren)
TriCountyTech/SC Mfg. Certification- requires GED, Work Keys Cert, drug/background screening; 8am-noon; M-F; 10wk-6mo training for a better paying job; fully paid scholarship available. Call 864- 646-1718
Financial & Lifestyle Counseling
Ripple of One – contact through United Way, 409 E. North 1st St. Seneca, 882-8777. Services include: Financial & lifestyle Counseling to help families escape poverty using a plan to move toward self sufficiency.
Jobs For Life – Training to help improve job opportunities. Call Bob, 868-0601 or Crossgate Church 885-8006.
Heath’s Haven: 409 E North First St. Suite K, Seneca. Services include training that equips individuals with relationship building skills to promote healthy, nurturing relationships between children and adults.
Rebuild Real Men: Contact through the United Way at 409 East North 1st St., Seneca, 882-9743. Services include mentoring to help men achieve maturity and healthy relationships in various life situations.
Family Help & Mental Health
Family Friends: A project of the United Way and DSS. Helps families achieve well being by matching with a mentor who meets with the family, identifies needs (parenting, housing, education, transportation, etc.) and works with family to address the needs. Call Sandra at 882-3130
Safe Harbor: Office hrs M-F 8:30 to 5; 864-467-1177, Counseling and temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence.
Foothills Pregnancy Care Center: 1449 Blue Ridge Blvd, Seneca; ph-864-882-8796; hours 8:30-12:30/2-5 T,W; 1-5 Th. Services include maternity and infant clothing, food and supplies, pregnancy test and confidential peer counseling, education on abstinence and fetal development, referrals to community resources
CUSucceed – 200 Booker Dr. Walhalla, Fri 8:30-2:30; 864-656-3076 – helps pregnant teens complete schooling
Collins Home and Family Ministries: 110 Collins Home Dr. Seneca; ph 864-882-0893 Office Hours: 8:30 to 5 M-F. Services include resident care for children 2-21, individual, group and family therapy for children in their care, life skills for resident children and their families, foster care for children, counseling, parenting classes for “at risk’ families
Tamassee School: 1925 Bumgardner Dr. Tamassee; ph-864-944-1390; Residential & outreach for school age children from families in crisis
Tribble Center: 116 South Cove Road, Seneca; ph-864-885-6066; hours 8-4 M-F. Services: adult day services, job coaching, living skills for intellectual disability, autism, and related disabilities. Early intervention for special needs children
Oconee Mental Health Clinic: 115 Carter Park Dr, Seneca. Call 885-0157 M-F 8:30am-5pm. Give your name, phone number, info and a counselor will get back to you within a day. Very low cost options available.
FamilyConnection SC – 864-231-8100; Help for children with special healthcare needs including autism, ADHD, asthma, others.
Anderson-Oconee Behavioral Health: – 691 South Oak St., Seneca, 882-7563; M-Th 8am-5pm; Provides substance abuse assessment & treatment for alcohol, drugs, gambling, smoking, anger management.
SC Voc Rehab Substance Abuse Treatment866-313-0082 (toll free). Residential patient treatment center in Greenville. Referrals by local SCVRD (882-6669)
SC Legal Services: Free legal help for civil (i.e. non criminal) situations. Call 800-763-4825 M-Th 9am to 6pm.
Habitat for Humanity – 130 Bountyland Rd, Seneca; 864-888-2118: building homes for qualified poor
Our Daily Rest 864-482-2040; Corner of Jordan and Main, Seneca. Services include shelter and counseling for transition for individuals and families to get employed. Interviews & applications on Wednesdays at 3 pm at Our Daily Rest.
SC Regional Housing Authority – 417 Tribble St, Seneca; 8-5pm; 882-8485; 200+ income based apts. Call to get on waiting list.
United Housing Connections (formerly Upstate Homeless Coalition) – 864-222-2342 or 864-964-8250 -Service: permanent housing and care management for persons with mental illness or transitional housing if currently homeless or in a shelter.
Household Repairs for low income, disabled, elderly. Rebuild Upstate Ministries – call 864-643-5711. Someone will call you back and discuss options. Mainly focus on safety/accessibility repairs.
Rosa Clark Medical Clinic: 210 South Oak St, Seneca; ph-864-882-4664; office hours 8-4 M-F. Services include: free clinic with medical assistance and pharmacy; dental vouchers for critical dental needs
Mountain Lakes Access Health: 298 Memorial Dr. Seneca, 864-885-7341; call for an appointment. Services: medical case management for low income residents of Oconee County and helps them get health care through member physicians.
Heritage Essential Medical Services – 1011 Tiger Blvd. Suite 400, Clemson. 722-0283; Low cost health care, counseling & case management
Lions Club Eyeglass & Hearing Aid Assistance: In Seneca – Go to the SHARE office for an application. In Salem – Call 944-0337; In Walhalla – Call 638-5783; In Westminster – call 882-1580
Medical Transportation – If on Medicaid call 1-866-910-7688 for a ride to/from a medical appointment. Must call 3 days before appointment. M-F 8am-5pm.
Spiritual Needs & Support
Local Churches that support the Golden Corner Food Pantry –These churches support the Food Pantry and our mission. They would welcome hearing from you and have identified a special point of contact to help you establish a local church support network and/or with any spiritual needs. PLEASE contact the church of your choice and tell them the Food Pantry sent you.
Baptist – Contact Rev. David Shirley at Beaverdam Baptist Association, 882-7070. Covers 67 local Baptist churches.
Catholic – Contact Father Bill Herne at 864-882-8551 ext 300; Saint Paul the Apostle, 170 Bountyland Road, Seneca
Saint Francis of Assisi, 103 West Mauldin St, Walhalla
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – 5003 Wells Highway, Seneca, contact Karyn Natella, 859-983-2570
Episcopal – Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 214 Northampton Road, Seneca, Rev. Carol Anne Marshall, 985-8758
Foothills Community Church – 505 Bountyland Road, Seneca, contact Bill Swindle at 888-8008, ext 108
Lutheran – Eternal Shepherd Lutheran Church, 220 Carson Rd. Seneca, Pastor David Hammer, 882-3209
St. Johns Lutheran Church – 301 W. Main St., Seneca, Pastor Frank Honeycutt
Methodist – Friendship United Methodist Church, 310 Carriage Trace, Seneca
Saint Mark United Methodist – 616 Quincy Road, Seneca. Contact Pastor Todd Davis (864) 882-2603; food box once every six months per family
Presbyterian – Seneca Presbyterian Church – 115 W South 1st St., Seneca, Rev. Nancy Morris, 882-2505
Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, 101 Edgewood Ave., Clemson, Rev. Laura Conrad
Oconee Assoc Reformed Presbyterian Church, 121 Rochester Hwy, Seneca
United Assembly of God– 11075 Watson Dr., Seneca, Pastor Stephen Stover
Senior Solutions: 101 Perry Avenue, Seneca; 864-885-1510; hours 8-5 M-F. Services: transportation for seniors, senior activity center, congregational dining, home bound support, arts & crafts; home-delivered meals, adult day care information/referral service for senior-related topics -financial, legal and mobility issues; Medicare counseling, help with food stamps (SNAP) & Medicaid; Low-Income Subsidy (help w/ drug prescriptions); finding senior housing/assisted living, home care; personal care items for the home; help with paperwork for insurance and other matters that are often confusing to seniors.