Our Mission ...
Our misson is to assist persons in difficult circumstances with necessities such as food, shelter and utilities, and to help them to become self-sufficient through educational programs and advocacy.
We serve ...
Clemson Community Care serves Clemson, Central and Pendleton, SC communities.
Our Services ...
Clemson Community Care (CCC) was established in 1988 by ministers of various denominational churches in Clemson, Central, and Pendleton as a non-profit charitable corporation to serve the local community. CCC is a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Clemson Community Care works in cooperation with local religious, civic, educational, and private agencies to support low-income families and individuals by helping them overcome periods of financial crisis and become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community. (See list of partner agencies and supporting churches in right column.)
Clemson Community Care Board of Directors consists of an elected president, vice president, secretary and treasurer and representatives of area churches and other organizations. The board meets monthly. (The current board is listed in the right column.) CCC staff includes an executive director, program director, financial director and receptionist who oversee maintain operations of the organization. Staff and contact information can be found on the Contact Us page.
Clemson Community Care operates in a building located at 105 Anderson Highway in Clemson. The building includes: a client waiting room, three interview rooms, offices for the staff and administrative volunteers, and a food pantry for storing and distributing food for our clients. Office hours are 9 am to 1 pm, Monday through Thursday.
Many local corporations, civic groups and organizations help with funding and with food for the food pantry and various food drives are conducted throughout the community. Additional funding support is received in the form of grants, financial assistance and food from other agencies and programs.
|Services provided 2010-13|
|Pounds of Food Distributed||188,555||208,582||202,096||194,731|
|Pounds of Food Distributed||25,000||30,000||41,913||35,017|
In May 2012, CCC received results of an independent financial audit conducted by Seneca-based CPA firm Byerley, Payne and White. This is our third comprehensive audit that is needed to satisfy the requirements for being a United Way funded agency. We are proud to report that we are pleased with the findings of the firm and our successful completion of the audit process. CCC is a partner agency with both Pickens County United Way and Anderson County United Way.
Upstate Locavores, a Clemson-based group committed to eating local food, has partnered with CCC to provide gardening kits to local citizens, enabling them to grow their own food. The program began in April and provides participants with a container garden on wheels that comes complete with soil and fertilizer along with plants. It can be replanted with seasonal crops year round, and the same soil can be used for five growing seasons. CCC helped to identify candidates for the program, while Upstate Locavores raised funds to provide the boxes, and also provided experienced gardening mentors for the participants.
Tammy Young, a single mother of four, has had amazing results with her garden. She and other CCC clients, many of whom have never had success growing their own produce in the past, have come in to CCC to rave about their success. This program not only gives participants their own source of produce, but also a sense of pride in their newfound ability to cultivate vegetables for their families.