COVID 19 Updates
COVID19 Update: KARE serves residents that live in the Kershaw, Heath Springs, Jefferson, Cassatt, Westville, Bethune, and Liberty Hill zip codes. Proof of residency is required for services.
We know everyone has been affected in some way by the COVID19 crisis and KARE is doing our best to meet the needs of our community. During this crisis KARE may be forced limit our assistance or make temporary adjustments to our programs in order to address the many needs that our neighbors are facing. Please bear with us as we as we navigate through these uncertain times together.
FOOD PANTRY PROCEDURES: KARE is providing food assistance to families that have been affected by the COVID19 shut down. To apply for assistance, call our office (803 475-4173) Monday – Friday 8:30am – 1:00pm. We are continuing to serve our established Food Pantry clients as usual Monday – Thursday from 8:30am – 11:00am with curb service. Clients are asked to pull up to the front of the building and wait. Staff will come out to you.
Ongoing Food Drives
Additionally, we will collect food in our donation bins at the front door of 208 E. Main Street on Fridays from 9am-12:30 pm.
COVID19 Crisis Financial Assistance: KARE is once again accepting applications for financial assistance. Staff has been working to secure additional funding to assist neighbors affected by COVID-19. Applications can be found on our website at https://www.kershawkare.org/forms. You can complete the application AND budget forms and submit them to KARE through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax them to 803-475-1282. Our financial counselors will contact you to complete your application.
KARE Clothing Store: Our hours have changed since the pandemic caused us to shut down, but we're still here to serve our public. Our current hours are Wed-Fri 1-5pm and Saturdays 9am-2pm. Periodic sales are being planned and our Senior Shopping Days are back the first Thursday of each month. We are welcoming back some volunteers, but we could always use help during store hours helping sort and help on the floor. We are taking precautions to keep our staff, volunteers, and customers safe. We have a shield at the register, sanitize often, and we encourage masks. Come see us! Watch our Facebook page for updates and pictures of items for sale in the store!
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