Donate Food - Loaves and Fishes
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Donate Food

Anyone Can Give

Loaves & Fishes rescues food from  grocery stores, restaurants, caterers, wholesale food distributors, churches, and corporate cafeterias. We receive donations from over 150 food donors and are always looking for more.

How to Donate Food

We accept donations of:
  • perishable foods
  • prepared foods
  • non-perishable (canned) foods
  • fresh produce from gardens
  • surplus from corporate events, parties, or vendors

*only NON-perishable food is accepted at the office. Please call to make arrangements for all other perishable items.

To donate food:

You are welcome to bring any non-perishable items to our office during office hours. It works best if you box up your canned food in sturdy boxes (ie: paper boxes, banana boxes). If you have perishable items that need refrigerating or have prepared food to donate from an event, please call our office ahead of time to make arrangements. We do not have refrigeration on-site but can work with you to set-up pick-up and/or delivery times. Make certain your donation is properly stored prior to pick up to ensure the highest regard for food safety.

To conduct a food drive:

Contact Katie Plowman to get all the information you’ll need to host a successful canned food drive! The best drives are month-long events that incorporate a contest of some kind. Canned food drives aren’t just limited to the holidays, either. Summer canned food drives are very helpful to us and our community pantries! Did we mention that we’ll pick-up your canned food drives, too?

Our pickup and delivery hours:*

Monday – Friday from 7:45 am – 4:30 pm and Saturday – Sunday from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

*If you have a food donation available outside of this timeframe, please call (864) 232-3595, as we may be able to make arrangements to better suit your schedule.

Food Donations Are:

 Risk-free. Give without risk of liability under the Emerson Bill Good Samaritan Food Donation Act and the SC Good Samaritan Law.
 Picked up. If your donation can feed 25 people or more, we will pick up your donation at no charge.
 Tax deductible. Loaves & Fishes will provide a tracking report with the amount and type of food donated. Consult a financial advisor to apply the correct donation.