Thank you, Knights of Columbus!

A big Thank You! goes out to our local chapter and the state association of the Knights of Columbus for their recent donation to the Golden Corner Food Pantry! Pictured here are some pantry volunteers, our Executive Director Jeff Heaton and Brian Lamb from the K of C. Thanks for supporting us!

“Too good to be true.” Client-Choice Shopping

Since June 2022, on every Monday afternoon, we transform a portion of our distribution area, which is adjacent to our reception area, into a small, bright, well-organized, grocery store for Client-Choice Shopping on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and now on Thursdays too. Moving through the “store” with their rolling cart, clients shop the eight different food stations […]

THANK YOU to our Client Advisory Group

In December 2021, more than 400 clients participated in our annual survey. We asked them, among other things, if they knew anyone who could be coming to the Food Pantry but isn’t, and if so, why not? The number one reason? Transportation. Number two? Pride. Following this survey, we held a series of Client Advisory […]

Oconee County residents relying on SNAP benefits face increased challenges feeding their families

Are you and your family a part of the 4,000 Oconee County households on SNAP that need to prepare for cuts in your benefits beginning February 1, 2023? SNAP benefits maximized by the federal government since COVID will be cut this month and for many this means more tough day-to-day living choices due to decreased […]

Free COVID-19 home test kits are now available

Free COVID-19 home test kits are now available. Here’s the link: Here is the information from the USPS website: Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from Here’s what you need to know about your order: Limit of one order per residential address One order includes […]

One person CAN make a difference!

Annie Erbacher, a Clemson student, wanted to volunteer at the pantry, but her school schedule just didn’t match up with our hours of operation, so she held a food drive for us instead! Here’s her story– “My name is Annie Erbacher, and I am in my second year at Clemson University. Back home in Buffalo, […]

Seneca High School food drive benefits Golden Corner!

Thank you Seneca High School! In a recent competition with Daniel High School, students at Seneca High School donated more than 6000 non-perishable food items to the Golden Corner Food Pantry. This represents one of the biggest food donations we have received in the last couple of years. Thank you so much, students and teachers!

Thank you, Publix charities!

Our local Publix stores have been grocery store partners of the Golden Corner Food Pantry for quite a while now, donating bread, produce, meats and other items for our clients. They also support us financially, and we are proud to announce that we have recently been approved for a $3000 grant from Publix Super Markets […]

A big Thank You goes out to the Phlock of the Tri-Lakes Parrot Head Club for their generous donation of $4,000 to the Golden Corner Food Pantry!

The Phlock of the Tri-Lakes Parrot Head Club is a not-for-profit social club that aims to make a difference in their community. They “party with a purpose”, blending their social and charitable activities, and this year, the Golden Corner Food Pantry was the beneficiary. The purpose of the international network of Parrot Head clubs is […]

Many thanks to our local Knights of Columbus

Many thanks to Grand Knight Brian Lamb and the Knights of Columbus Council 6884 (comprising St. Paul, St. Francis and St. Andrew Catholic churches) for their continued support and generous donation of $350 to the Golden Corner Food Pantry. The attached photo shows Food Pantry chairman Mike Harlin, Brian Lamb and Food Pantry vice chairman […]

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