UCM provides a designed combination of food items that supply each person in the home 3 meals per day for a 3 day period. This method of addressing food insecurity and hunger provided 43,884 meals to 4,876 individuals in 2020. (28% of those were age 0-18 and 12% were senior adults over the age of sixty-five.) As part of our emergency food assistance services, UCM participates in The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). For more information about TEFAP, please CLICK HERE.
Financial assistance for utilities (electricity, water, heating fuels) is provided to aid families in maintaining safe shelter. Utility assistance is paid directly to the utility vendor. For a list of required documents needed in order to be considered for financial assistance, click HERE.
UCM assists individuals and families in meeting their shelter needs by providing financial assistance for rent to avoid eviction. Rent assistance payments are made directly to the property owner or manager. In order to best meet the needs in our community, UCM works in close cooperation with area agencies providing similar services. For a list of required documents needed in order to be considered for financial assistance, click HERE.
In order to provide clothing assistance to our neighbors in need, UCM maintains a collaborative relationship with Miracle Hill Ministries. This collaboration allows UCM to provide gift cards to persons in need which are redeemed for clothing at the Miracle Hill Thrift Store in Easley. Clothing donations brought directly to UCM are critical to maintaining this cooperative ministry.
Nutritional Supplements for Cancer Patients
Nutritional supplements, such as Boost or Ensure, are provided to persons with cancer who cannot tolerate a regular diet. Qualifying recipients are provided a case of supplement per month with a valid doctor's note.
SNAP Application Assistance
During UCM service hours (9am – 12 noon MWF), assistance may be provided to persons needing to apply for SNAP benefits (formerly known as Food Stamps). You can apply online at https://scmapp.sc.gov/