TR Tips & Resources
This webpage is here to connect you to resources and programs in the Upstate to help you through the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve also included links throughout the page where you can make donations to help support the organizations that are working hard to keep us all safe and healthy. If you know of an organization that is helping or needs our help please let us know so we can include it here.
Harvest Hope Food Bank
2818 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29611
For the most up to date information visit their Facebook page.
Food Distribution – Week of April 6th
Curbside distribution lines are open Monday and Wednesday from 9 am – 1 pm at the White Horse Road location (address above).
DONATIONS NEEDED! Please consider making a monetary donation to Harvest Hope in this time of great need.
Greenville County Schools Meal Program
Greenville County Schools are providing two meals at one time (lunch and tomorrow’s breakfast) to anyone 18 years of age and younger and special needs adults up to age 21. Enrollment in school is not required. Meals are delivered by bus each day and can be picked up from 10 am – 12 pm. To find the nearest locations and get more information visit greenville.k12.sc.us.
North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry
864 N Hwy 25 Bypass, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Service area 250 square miles using zip codes 29690, 29609, 29617, 29661, 29635, 29613, 29683, and partial 29687
Identification needed for service – drivers license, social security cards for everyone in the family and a recent piece of mail verifying present address.
Food Donations Needed: Drop off your food donations on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 am – 11:30 am at the location listed above. Most urgently needed items to include: green beans, English peas, macaroni and cheese, rice, jelly, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, toiletries, soap, toothpaste.
Emergency Senior Nutrition Program – Meals on Wheels
15 Oregon St, Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: (864) 233-6565
Meals on Wheels will be offering any senior citizens in Greenville County the opportunity to pick-up 5 FREE meals once a week starting the week of May 4, 2020. Meals will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
To receive these services, each individual must meet the following requirements and abide by the following conditions:
• Must be a senior citizen (60+) or a caretaker taking the meal to a senior citizen and be a resident of Greenville County.
• Must provide name, address and phone number at pickup.
• Only 2 meal packs allowed per car.
• Individuals are only permitted one pick-up per week.
• Each individual must show a state issued ID.
Pick Up Times and Locations
Tuesday: 10:30am – 12:00pm – Beech Springs Church 125 Cooley Bridge Road, Pelzer, SC 29669
Thursday: 10:30am – 12:00pm – Center for Community Services 1102 Howard Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29681
Satuday: 10:30am – 12:00pm – Berea Friendship United Methodist Church 8001 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29617
United Way 211
The United Way has a hotline that you can connect to by dialing 2-1-1 on your phone. The hotline is open 24/7 to inform people about resources and where to find food, shelter, access to health services and transportation. The hotline has help in Spanish as well. For the most up to date resources and information from the United Way follow their Facebook page. To connect with them online click HERE.
Please consider helping the United Way help those in need with a donation. DONATE HERE.
8 Lois Ave, Greenville, SC 29611
Connect to their website
As one of the nonprofit organizations parented by Mill Community Ministries (MCM), Village Engage will shift their focus of our work during the month of April to help expand and sustain MCM’s FoodShare Food Box Program.
Village Engage staff members will help pack rice, beans, and fresh fruits and vegetables into boxes that will be made available, weekly, to adults and families who are experiencing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic Each box comes with multiple varieties of fruits and vegetables that are sourced as locally and seasonally as possible. Recipe cards (in English and Spanish) are included with each order to introduce simple and easy ways to use the items in that week’s box. The retail value of each box is approximately $30. For the time being, the boxes will be made available to families facing hardship for just $5.
If you are facing food insecurity, please click here for more information about how to order and pick up a FoodShare food box.
Need Help Paying Bills?
There are organizations in Greenville that offer financial assistance paying rent, funds for utility bills, free food, low-interest loans, and other support. Assistance comes from churches, charities, the government, and non-profits. They also offer counseling for credit or debt issues as well as job placement services. CONNECT NOW
United Ministries Crisis Assistance Program
Food & Medication
Assistance with life-sustaining medication and food is available.
Emergency Financial Assistance
Financial assistance is offered to individuals and families with a demonstrated need due to crisis. Financial assistance is also given to participants in their education and employment programs to help maintain employment status.
Benefit Bank & VITA
The Benefit Bank and VITA programs help identify public benefits that a family may be eligible for (including SNAP, Medicaid/Medicare, Veterans’ Benefits, etc.) and helps them submit the necessary applications. CONNECT TO UNITED MINISTRIES
Top Ten at the Top
Ten at Top launched the Upstate COVID-19 Information Repository, a webpage with links to local government, health organizations, K-12 and higher education, utilities, non-profits, and other COVID-19 related resources. Here are a few quick links from that website.
Map to Local Wifi and Food Sources
How you Can Help or Get Help
Get the Latest COVID-19 Updates
YMCA Emergency Child Care
The YMCA Emergency Child Care program assists medical personnel, first responders, and other essential workers with childcare needs. The cost is $25 per day for the first child, $15 per day for additional children. Financial assistance is available. For more information visit: YMCAGreenville.org. Questions? Send an email to [email protected].
Family Support & Protection
SCIWAY has links to an abundance of local organizations in Greenville County to help with everything from health counseling, mentoring, child care, youth development, help for senior citizens and more. FIND SUPPORT IN GREENVILLE COUNTY.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Resources
Need help with addiction? The South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) has a wealth of online recovery resources. CLICK HERE TO CONNECT TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION RESOURCES.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress. Prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones is available now. CONNECT TO THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE. For help now call 800.273.8255.
Mental Health America of Greenville has a crisis hotline where you can talk to someone about how you feel? The CRISISline is answered by MHAGC volunteers and staff 24/7 who are there to listen. You can reach them at 864.271.8888.
Domestic Abuse Help
If home is not safe, Safe Harbor offers safety planning, shelter, and programs to help. Safe Harbor’s 24/7 helpline is available for safety planning information. Call at 800.291.2139 for immediate assistance. CONNECT TO SAFE HARBOR ONLINE
The buildings are closed, but the online library is open 24/7. Greenville County residents who don’t already have a library card can get an e-card online and have access to e-books, movies, films, and audiobooks. Did you know you can get seeds for your garden at the Greenville Library? Order up to 5 packs of seeds and the library will mail them to you! https://www.greenvillelibrary.org/seed-library.
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