Free medical clinics in South Carolina provide indigent residents with basic medical care, including prescription medicines, wellness education and, in some cases, dental or chiropractic care and psychological counseling. The clinics are as diverse as the communities that support them are. One operates in a homeless shelter, another operates within a university school of nursing, and several are closely associated with congregations or multi-denominational religious organizations, or community hospitals. Please contact the nearest facility by telephone and make an advance appointment before visiting any clinic.

Food Assistance in South Carolina

  • Manna House 450 Jarrott Street 667-6077
    • They require photo ID and SS card for everyone requesting food. They serve breakfast 5 days a week, (M – F) from 8 – 9 They have a soup kitchen 5 days a week (M – F) 11-12 Every Saturday morning, different churches distribute food out of the trunks of their cars in the parking lot starting at 8 AM – No questions asked. Monday/Wednesday/Fridays they provide groceries (can goods/staples) to take home. If you receive more than $100/mo in food stamps – you do not qualify to take food home. Once you are in the system, you may go four times (once every 90 days)
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank Farmer’s Marker (big building in the back) 661-0826
    • They require picture ID and SS card/number for all members of household. Call early for an appointment. They help with food (can goods/staples) once a year. Once you are helped, they will refer you to other agencies
  • Mount Zion Ame – REV. GRAVES 1305 E. Cheves Street
    • They have a soup kitchen every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 – 5 PM.
  • Salvation Army 2210 Hoffmeyer Road 662-4461
    • They require picture ID and SS card for all members of household. They provide a box of food (can goods/staples) every day but Wednesday from 1 – 1:30 • SHERMAN CENTER 407 S. John Street They require picture ID and you must have/ know SS card/number. They provide groceries (can goods/staples) every Wednesday morning starting at 9:30. You may go once every 30 days
  • Lighthouse Ministries (No Food Assistance) 201 E. Elm Street 629-0830
    • They require photo ID and SS card for all members of the household. Call on Monday and Wednesday at 12 noon to make an appointment. Interviews are made on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. Help with Rent: You have to go by and pick up form to be filled out by Landlord before an appointment can be made.

Florence County Soup Kitchens And Shelters

Florence County Food Banks and Pantries

Public Assistance Programs in the Florence, SC Area