Food assistance for each household is provided once a month. 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 28,881 meals to 3,209 families (8,338 individuals) in 2022. As part of our emergency food assistance services, UCM participates in The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).
Clients interested in applying for SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps), can come during our service hours for assistance. Our volunteers will be happy to explain the process as well as your rights & responsibilities. Please bring your ID, Social Security cards for everyone in your home and proof of household income for the last 4 weeks. You may also apply online through the DSS Portal.
Nutritional supplements, such as Boost or Ensure, are provided to persons with cancer who cannot tolerate a regular diet. Qualifying recipients may be provided a case of supplement once a month with a valid doctor's note that must be updated every 6 months.
Boost & Ensure
Financial assistance for utilities (electricity, water, heating fuels) may be provided to aid families in maintaining safe shelter. Utility assistance is paid directly to the company.
UCM assists clients in meeting their shelter needs by providing rental assistance to avoid eviction. UCM may not be able to pay an entire month's rent, but to best meet each need, we work in close cooperation with area agencies that provide similar services. Checks are made directly to the property owner or manager.
In order to provide clothing assistance to our neighbors in need, UCM maintains a collaborative relationship with Miracle Hill Ministries. This partnership allows us to provide gift cards to persons in need which can be redeemed for clothing at the Miracle Hill Thrift Store in Easley.
We are open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from
9-11am for financial assistance. Please click here for a list of required documents.
Financial assistance may be considered no sooner than every 6 months.
If you are unable to come to our office for assistance during our service hours, you may fill out the online request .
Click here for a list of other local agencies that assist financially with utilities and/or rent.
We distribute box fans to those in need during the summer months to provide some relief from the excruciating heat. Clients must come into the building and provide the following documents in order to be considered for a fan once a year.
During the winter months, we receive donations of blankets, scarves, hats gloves and coats for all ages. We then distribute these items to our clients to help keep them warm.