HOPE provides food assistance in several ways for families and individuals in need. For information on HOPE’s Food Pantries or Food Partnering Programs

please call 803-289-9558.

Serving Lancaster County and the Fort Lawn Community

Choice Food Pantry

Clients who come to HOPE for assistance in one of our financial programs and need help with food to free up financial resources will receive a fresh and healthy groceries from our…

Five Food Group “Fresh and Healthy Choice Food Pantry” 

 Monday – Friday   8:30am-11:30am  

Plan to arrive by 11:00am You will need to bring SC Photo ID, Proof of Current Residence, Social Security Card, and DSS Verification Form (if applicable).

Senior Health & Wellness Pantry

Low income Seniors are eligible for this program.  Qalified Seniors 65 and older receive healthy food staples once a month to stretch budgets.  In addition, Seniors choose from personal items and over-the-counter medicine.


305E Arch Street, Tuesdays&Thursdays 9:00am-12:00pm by appointment


Crossroads Lutheran 8511 Shelley Mullis   3rd Thursdays 9:00am-12:00pm by appointment

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Voucher Program

HOPE is partnering with South Carolina DSS to  provide vouchers to Seniors 60 years and older for fresh fruits and vegetables to be used at local Farmers’ Markets. This program is for Lancaster County Residents.

Follow HOPE on Facebook and watch our Events Page for upcoming distribution dates.

Thursday Food Distribution

HOPE and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina have partnered to distribute items recovered from local grocery stores.  Items can include breads, fruits and vegetables, canned goods, sweets and other items.  Selection is dependent on recovery truck and items donated each individual week.

Every Thursday @ 2:00pm Weather Permitting

Please remain in your car.  You may not line up on the County Service Road before 1:45pm.  Please have your photo id and utility bill available.

Civil Rights Nondiscrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited basis will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).