We build stronger communities where families have increased access to health care, as well as healthy foods, activities and environments, creating healthier beginnings and healthier lives.
Volunteers packing food boxes in the MNC
The Mobile Nutrition Center
Created in 2017, the Mobile Nutrition Center (MNC) is a mobile food pantry that delivers healthy foods to sites in food deserts located in rural Kershaw County, SC. The MNC directly serves clients by removing barriers that prevent access to food like transportation and income. Through community partnerships, MNC delivers farm fresh, store-bought and even rescued food and grocery products like vegetables, meats, whole pastas and rice, and baked goods to food insecure people.
In 2020 the Mobile Nutrition Center delivered over 190,000 pounds of food to over 7000 food insecure individuals in the food deserts of Kershaw County.
The MNC Camden location is open Fridays 9:00am-12:00pm
and the Elgin pantry location is open on Wednesday 8:30am - 11:00am. We encourage you to visit one of the distribution sites listed in the chart below.
Non-perishable food items needed at the MNC:
Pop-top canned vegetables and soups
Canned pasta sauce *no glass please*
1-2 pound bags of rice
Macaroni and cheese
Summer Food Program
The United Way of Kershaw County's Summer Food Program addresses the issue of food insecurity for Kershaw County students. Through our Summer Food Program, students from elementary through high school are provided breakfast and lunch, free of charge, at designated Summer Food sites.
Please contact Margaret Lawhorn for more information about this program at 432-0951