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THE MOBILE NUTRITION CENTER

Created in 2017, the Mobile Nutrition Center (MNC) is a mobile food pantry that delivers healthy foods to sites in food deserts located in rural Kershaw County, SC. The MNC directly serves clients by removing barriers that prevent access to food like transportation and income. Through community partnerships, MNC delivers farm fresh, store-bought and even rescued food and grocery products like vegetables, meats, whole pastas and rice, and baked goods to food insecure people.

In 2020, the Mobile Nutrition Center delivered over 190,000 pounds of food to over 7000 food insecure individuals in the food deserts of Kershaw County. 

The MNC Camden location is open Fridays 9:00am-12:00pm and the Elgin pantry location is open on Wednesday 8:30am – 11:00am. We encourage you to visit one of the distribution sites listed in the chart below.

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Non Perishable Items Needed

Pop-top canned vegetables and soups

Spaghetti noodles

Canned pasta sauce *no glass please*

1-2 pound bags of rice

Macaroni and cheese

Peanut butter

Bread

Canned meat

Dried beans

2022 MOBILE NUTRITION CENTER DISTRIBUTION SITES


COMMUNITY GARDENS

We have received a United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) grant that will allow us to establish 8 community gardens throughout Kershaw County. This initiative will help us to bring easily accessible, fresh and nutritious food to the county, with an emphasis on the underserved populations!

Starting this Spring, gardens will begin to be placed and planted in all throughout Kershaw County. The gardens will provide access to safe, nutritious, and secure food, expand outreach to increase awareness regarding healthy eating, and put an emphasis improving the health and well-being of Kershaw County residents!

To learn more, call Lori at 803-432-0951 x 114.

COMMUNITY GARDENS INTERACTIVE MAP

SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM

The United Way of Kershaw County again this year is sponsoring the Summer Food Program. Here are the locations for summer camps.

Old Armory                                       1034 W. DeKalb St, Camden, SC

Camp Sun Fun                                  1042 W. DeKalb St, Camden, SC

Camden City Arena                         517 Bull St., Camden, SC

Bethune Rec Ctr.                             109 College St., East Bethune, SC

Lugoff-Elgin High                            1284 Highway 1 South, Lugoff, SC

North Central High                         3000 Lockhart Rd, Kershaw, SC

North Central Middle                     805 Keys Lane, Kershaw, SC

First Baptist of Camden                 1201 Broad St., Camden, SC

Camden High                                   1022 Echrenclou Dr., Camden, SC

Rivers Edge Apts                              971 Wateree Blvd., Camden, SC

Cedar Brooks Apts                          1001 Campbell St, Camden, SC

Lil Angels Day Care Ctr.              1450 McRae Rd, Camden, SC

Midway Elementary                       1892 US 1, Cassatt, SC

Wateree Elementary                     424 Wildwood Lane, Lugoff, SC

Blaney Elementary                         1621 Smyrna Rd, Elgin, SC

The Arts Center of KC                    810 Lyttleton, St, Camden, SC

Stover Middle                                 1649 Smyrna Rd, Elgin, SC

​We want to thank the Kershaw County School District and the community for another great summer! Please contact Pam MCClester for more information about this program at 803-432-0951.