Community Resources

In the face of this crisis, Harvest Hope is still providing vital relief to those who need it most. With additional precautions in places, our food pantries and facilities are operating as normal. And in spite of declining food and financial donations, we are devising creative ways to implement local solutions to make sure seniors, children, and families still have meals to eat.

Ways that you can help:

  • Make a monetary donation
  • Make a purchase on their Amazon Wishlist (all items are sent directly to our branches without you having to go out and shop)
  • Host a virtual food drive – Gather your colleagues, team members, organization or church members and host a virtual food drive. You don’t have to leave your house to shop and you can still help our neighbors in need. Email fooddrives@harvesthope.org to start today.
  • Sign up to be a Crisis Volunteer at their Midlands branch here.
  • Sign up to be a Crisis Volunteer at their Upstate branch here.

Mission Lexington has an open food pantry and donation center. Their hours are Monday through Friday from 10am-1pm.

If you are in need of food, they ask that you drive to the back of their building and remain in your car, where you will be greeted by a staff member who will assist you. They are only distributing pre-packed food and they will need to see your drivers license for service.


Leeza’s Care Connection is collecting handmade cards to mail their caregivers and other senior facilities.  You can drop off handmade cards to their collection box under the carport at the Center or mail cards to them at the address below.  A simple message of “thinking of you” or “we’re all in this together” will be great!  Make sure to put “made by” and your name on the cards too.  Their hope is to create some joy, send virtual hugs, and keep the community connected!

Leeza’s Care Connection

201 St. Andrews Road

Columbia, SC 29210


The Emergency Senior Nutrition Program is in place to help all senior citizens residing in Richland County during the COVID-19 crisis. Senior Resources will provide five free meals, at a first come, first serve basis. This drive thru service will be offered for meal pick-up from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Each vehicle will be permitted to pick up two meal packs which will include five meals per pack.


Easterseals South Carolina is open and accepting donations.  They are currently advocating for children along with other providers across South Carolina to get Telehealth approved for Early Intervention services through BabyNet and Department of Disabilities and Special Needs


The Columbia Food Policy Committee (CFPC) is working to make sure people throughout the Midlands are fed during the coronavirus crisis.  Click here for their list of food resources (some free, and others support local farms and restaurants).


If you have any leads or know of somewhere looking for donations, please email jessica.frank@cumulus.com

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