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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week begins Monday
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The community is invited to participate in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, Nov. 15-21. All of the week’s events are sponsored by the Kershaw County Housing Partnership, a United Way initiative. The events are as follows:

Monday at Noon: Community luncheon at the Mt. Moriah Soup Kitchen

Tuesday at 5 p.m. : Candlelight vigil at Hampton Park

Thursday at 8:30 a.m.: Prayer breakfast at Mary Magdalene Anglican Church.

In addition to these events, there will be a community food drive all week.

Kershaw County residents are also encouraged to take part in the 2015 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Challenge:

"For a household of one person with no source of income the monthly benefits to buy food with are $194, which is $6.47 a day. A family of four with no source of income receives a monthly income of $649 or $21.63 a day. The challenge is to live and eat on this budget. Participants are asked to record each day what they were able to eat, the nutritional value and taste of their meals. Participants are asked to send in comments to the United Way of Kershaw County at 432-0951 or email at

Ways to Help

Donate paper products, cleaning supplies, children’s books, hygiene products, socks and gloves, or money throughout the year.

New Day on Mill

Contact Harriet Reid at


Shelter from the Storm

Contact Harriet Reid 803-432-5456 or Donny Supplee 803-432-0951


Mt. Moriah Soup Kitchen

Contact Mt. Moriah Church Office at 803-432-4454

Food for the Soul Soup Kitchen and Winter Shelter

Contact Darlene Thomas at 803-432-4771

Kershaw County

Council on Aging

Contact Bruce Little at



God’s Hands beyond

the Walls

Contact Betty Turner at 803-438-3472



Contact Jimmy Braddock at The River Church at


transitional housing for homeless men (2 houses)
Transitional Housing for women and children