feed the need charitiesCrisis Ministries
573 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29413 Map Crisis Ministries provides food, shelter, and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person at a time, one family at a time. Founded in 1984 out of a soup kitchen in Grace Episcopal Church, the shelter has evolved into a comprehensive service agency, dedicated to helping the homeless become self-sufficient again. Along with serving a daily meal to public, these services include emergency housing, case management, primary health care, legal services, employment services, and veteran services.
Crisis Ministries is the largest homeless service provider in South Carolina. Since its founding Crisis Ministries has served over 1,800,000 meals, sheltered over 37,500 people, and helped more than 6,250 homeless men and women become self-sufficient.
East Cooper Meals on Wheels
2304 Highway 17 N
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466 Map East Cooper meals on Weels delivers daily nutrition to residents of Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Cainhoy and Wando who are homebound or unable to provide their own meals. Qualified recipients receive a hot, midday meal delivered Monday through Friday to their door by an East Cooper Meals on Wheels volunteer . Recipients who live in the most isolated environments and have the greatest risk of hunger also receive a second daily meal for supper. Extra meals are delivered on Fridays to ensure proper nutrition over the weekend.
Tricounty Family Ministries
3349 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405 Map Founded in 1983 as Lutheran Social Services (LSS) by three Lutheran and one Methodist ministers, organization humbly began as a soup kitchen which has since served more than 2.9 million meals to the less fortunate in the Tricounty area. Tricounty Family Ministries organization is a sign of hope in one of the poorest neighborhoods, which is populated by the elderly on fixed incomes and the “working poor”, who are often in despair and lacking education, and who cannot make ends meet due to lack of resources to rebuild when stricken with poverty, illness, or addiction.
79 American St.
Charleston, SC 29403 Map The Neighborhood House currently provides education services such as G.E.D. preparation, basic skills, literacy training, computer education, a clothes closet, a food pantry, direct emergency financial assistance, and a five day per week soup kitchen that serves an average of 120 people a day.