"They got me food and clothes and back on my feet.I got behind on my bills when I had to go to the hospital. Then I lost my job because I had to take time off. The people at Sharing God's Love helped me feed my family and keep the lights on while I got my life back in order. They were compassionate, prayed with me, and never made me feel bad about needing help."
Sharing God's Love helps 230 local families facing crisis each week.
We will be open for food and utility services on Mon., Wed. and Friday for the foreseeable future (quarantine guideline changes may alter this). We are also giving out school supplies and clothes to families with children during these times. Please call 732-3188 between 9am-11am to schedule your phone interview and to arrange for a food/utilities or school supply/clothes time slot (pick up times for food will be from 9:15-10:45am, M-W-F only).
Please note that for the safety of our staff, volunteers and the public, we will be taking the temperature of everyone before they enter our facility. You will also be required to wear a face mask and rubber gloves (they will be provided if you do not have them) as well as maintain proper social distancing. Thank you so much for understanding our desire to be as safe as possible.
Please leave a message if you cannot reach us as we currently have limited staff.
Other Food Pantries currently providing services as normal:
Christian Life – 2700 Bush River Rd., Columbia – Mondays
Cooperative Ministries – 3821 W Beltline Blvd, Columbia
Mission Lexington – 216 Harmon Street, Lexington residents
Harvest Hope – 2220 Shop Rd., Columbia
Lexington/Richland 5 County School District State Funded Feeding Sites
-H. E. Corley Elementary School (1500 Chadford Road, Irmo, SC)
-Harbison West Elementary School (257 Crossbow Drive, Irmo, SC)
-Seven Oaks Elementary School (2800 Ashland Road, Columbia, SC)
-Irmo High School (6671 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC)
-Dutch Fork High School (1400 Old Tamah Road, Irmo, SC)
-Food offerings will also be provided at two apartment sites in the district: Irmo Village Apartments and River Oaks Apartments
Meal service will be 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, tomorrow (March 17) through the reopening of schools. Items will be individually packaged, to-go food offerings with dietary information on the packaging. The service is only available for children ages 4-18, and children must be present to receive meals. Current feeding sites have been approved by state officials, and additional feeding sites may be added. Additionally, weekend Snack Packs will be delivered to students already receiving these food supply offerings.
For Seniors in need of food in Richland County please go to our “Get Help” page here for more information.
Items Currently Needed
We are accepting donations of non-perishable food items, personal care products, household items and clothes. Utmost care will be given in accepting donations in regards to the social distancing rules in effect. You may leave your donations in the large wood bins outside of our doors during the hours of 9am-12noon, Mon-Sat. Please note that you will not be allowed inside of our facility without a face mask. We also appreciate your financial donations as we are continuing to pay the utility bills of our families in crisis.
Our Needs: 1 lbs sugar and 2 lbs bags of flour are currently needed for our pantry.
School Supplies Needed: We urgently need simple water bottles for students and spray bottles to be used for disinfectant spray. We also need back packs, composition notebooks, #2 pencils, dividers, 2 pocket folders w/prongs, mechanical pencils, cap erasers, notebook paper (collage rule), colored pencils, blue pens, 3" x 5" index cards
We are open to receive your kind donations Monday through Saturday from 9am-Noon.