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, totaling around 10,000 families a year. Households may receive assistance once each month. Families are assisted in the food pantry Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m, or by appointment for persons who have verifiable work schedules or medical conditions that prevent them from visiting during standard operating hours.
FOOD PANTRY - Assists families on a first come, first served basis, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS - Monthly food delivery by volunteers to elderly and disabled clients who are medically homebound. Application available upon request. A medical referral and in-home interview is required for program approval.
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 iin 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 go through intake and assessment,
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;
however, in order to continue receiving assistance, clients will
be referred to Assessment and Emergency Assistance.
For more information, please contact Jordan Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-226-2273, X115.