HUNGER MINISTRIES

This program is designed to help alleviate the hunger problem within the Anderson Community for those residents in temporary need or who are receiving SNAP benefits. AIM's food pantry assists an average of 35 people each day. In 2020 AIM's Hunger Minsitries Program assisted 6,541 Families. Households may receive assistance once each month. Families are assisted through a drive-thru food pantry Monday through Friday from 9am until 10am or until 35 families are served.

FOOD PANTRY - Assists families on a first come, first served basis through a Drive-Thru Food Pantry Monday-Friday starting at 9am.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS - Monthly food delivery to disabled and elderly clients (living in Baptist Village Apartments) who are unable to pick up from AIM.

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVES - During the seasons of Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, the AIM food pantry puts out special requests to the community for assistance with collecting food items for clients of the food pantry, which will enable them to prepare a special holiday meal for their family.

TOTSOME (Trick or Treat so Others May Eat) - An annual food drive that encourages the community to get creative and have fun while collecting food for those in need.

SUMMER FOOD FOR KIDS - During the summer months when children living in subsidized housing do not have the same access to food as they do during the school year, this program provides children with food to help them get through the weekend without being hungry.

HOW TO QUALIFY - In order to qualify for continued access to

the pantry, clients must be an Anderson County resident, must present

a valid SC Driver's License or ID, and must meet eligibility guidelines.

Additional items may be required for future visits.

HOW TO GET HELP - Clients coming to AIM for their first time

will be served at the food pantry for their initial food assistance and

instructed on what they need to continue receiving assistance.

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