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Check out our video below and hear a little more about what we do and why we KARE!

We currently provide assistance to residents of:
  • Kershaw
  • Westville
  • Bethune
  • Cassatt
  • Heath Springs
  • Liberty Hill
  • Jefferson
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FOOD PANTRY PROCEDURES: KARE continues to provide hunger relief through a monthly supplemental food order containing a well balanced assortment of items.  To apply for assistance, call our office (803 475-4173) Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 1:00pm. We serve our established Food Pantry clients Monday– Thursday from 8:30 – 11am. Clients should bring their KARE ID and a current utility bill.

Financial Assistance: KARE is once accepting applications for financial assistance as well as weatherization. Requests can be found on our website at and You can complete the application AND budget forms and submit them to KARE through email at or fax them to 803-475-1282. Our financial counselors will contact you to complete your application.


The Exchange by KARE: Our store is open from 11am-5pm Tuesday-Thursday and 9am-2pm Saturday. Senior Shopping Day continues to be the first Thursday of each month where seniors receive 50% of clothing and shoes. Monthly sales will continue offering BIG savings to our shoppers! Come see us! Watch our Facebook page for updates and pictures of items for sale in the store!

Donations bins are open Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-2pm. We do ask that large furniture be donated during operating hours to protect it from theft/vandalism/damage.

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