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FFTS receives grant funds

Food for the Soul will receive part of $125,000 in funds being granted to a total of 17 nonprofits across South Carolina by Aflac through the Central Carolina Community Foundation (CCCF). According to a press release, the money Food for the Soul is receiving will support its overnight shelter that is open every day of the year and also provides free clothing and food.

“At Aflac, we believe that we have a responsibility to give back to the communities in which we work and live,” Aflac Executive Vice President and COO Virgil Miller, who is also president of Aflac Group, said. “We are proud to support these important agencies that have such a positive impact on South Carolina. These incredible programs touch the entire community in a truly meaningful way.”

Other Midlands organizations receiving funding include the Ivy Heritage Foundation of Irmo, Richland County Recreation Foundation, Richland Library, Salvation Army of the Midlands and United Way of the Midlands.

Aflac established its fund at CCCF in 2016. Since then, it has awarded more than $550,000 in grants to 69 nonprofits. Applications for the Fall 2019 grant cycle will open Sept. 1. For more information, visit or call (803) 254-5601.

(This information was taken from a press release distributed by the S.C. Press Association. The press release did not provide information on how much each organization, including Food for the Soul, would be receiving.)