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Food pantries have critical needs after busy January

Chapin, SC (Paul Kirby) – Lexington County Food Pantries are running dangerously low on critical items after a tough start to 2020. The holidays hit them hard as children were out of school and families that often must turn to the pantries had to provide more meals their children normally would have at school.

We Care, the pantry that serves Chapin and its surrounding communities, said via social media they had an, “Extremely busy January, we are at critical levels of many staples.” Some of the items they need most included beef stew, spam, salmon, chili beans, Jiffy cornbread mix, jelly, canned greens, pancake mix and more. They say they are also in need of dish detergent, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner.

We Care is but one pantry that serves Lexington County. There’s usually at least one in every community. Some are:

Paces in Pelion

God’s Helping Hands in Cayce and West Columbia

God’s People Serving in the Gaston, Pelion, and Swansea areas

Missions Lexington on Harmon Street near the Old Mill

And others

Most can be found on the internet or via social media. They often have community locations where you can drop items that will help. Call ahead if you have frozen items to ensure they have freezer space.

Please, do what you can. Right now, the need is at a critical level.

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