COVID-19 Response

We are poised to stay steadfast in our mission to address financial stability needs for Lancaster residents experiencing unexpected set-backs amid our current climate.

Senior Pantries

Our Senior Pantries located on Arch Street-Lancaster and Cross Roads Lutheran Church-Indian Land , will remain open and ready to serve our Seniors!

As a precaution we have made the decision to meet clients at their car.   To ensure the safety of both clients and volunteers, volunteers will prepare groceries and choose hygiene items on behalf of our senior clients.

  • Registered Seniors should arrive at their designated time, please remain in your car
  • Once directed you will pull up to the sidewalk and allow our staff & volunteers to load your food into your car
  • Clients will still receive their monthly food supplement of nutritional groceries including fresh dairy and frozen meats.
  • If you are a Senior and not currently registered  or if you are a registered senior and need to reschedule your appointment  contact HOPE’s Client Services Team at 803.577.3300 or 


Financial & Food Needs

HOPE is deeply committed to the sustainability of our neighbors and will continue to serve clients Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. 

To best serve the current and the increased needs and respect the safety of all,  we will serve all financial and food assistance clients in their car.  Sign in on the porch, take a number and return to your car. HOPE  Staff and Volunteers will assist you in completing paperwork, and obtaining your documents to make copies from the safety of your car.

If you are experiencing a loss of wages or an increase in expenses specifically as a result of COVID-19, you can apply for financial and food  assistance  Please visit HOPE during the regular client service hours or call our client services team at 803.286.4673 for questions.  Your short-term emergency should not turn into a  long-term crisis.  DON’T WAIT TIL THE LAST MINUTE!!

For more information visit the GET HELP page.

Contact HOPE’s Client Services Team at 803.286.4673 or for more information.

How can you help...

Volunteer & Volunteer Groups  

Individual volunteers are urgently needed to assist in processing food donations, preparing grocery orders and continuing to stock our shelves.  We are limiting volunteer groups to no more than 4 individuals.  Contact Khaleek at 803.288.7684 or


Financial Donations:

HOPE is expecting an increase in both food and financial assistance requests in the coming days ahead.  In preparation we are working with various partners to best address this with both client sustainability and stewardship of donations in mind.  Our goal is to assist families and individuals in maintaining their sustainability as the economic impact of COVID-19 ripples in the coming weeks.

Consider a one-time donation or a recurring monthly donation by selecting the link below.  Contact Kristen at 803.577.4266 or 

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