Hooray! united way summer food program is back!

After a halt in the program last year due to COVID, the Summer Food Program is back in full swing for the 2021 Summer. Since 1994, the United Way of Kershaw County has partnered with the Kershaw County School District to ensure that no child goes hungry during the summer months. The Summer Food Program is made available to ALL children in Kershaw County 18 and under or 21 and under for children with special needs. This year the Summer Food Program will run from June 22 – August 1. In 2019, we were able to serve 53,535 meals offered at over 30 different sites in Kershaw County. This year, we will have 16-20 sites and are projecting to serve between 20,000 and 25,000 meals, hopefully more. Sites can vary from apartment complexes, schools, churches, daycare centers, and camps. If you have not signed up at a site, but would like a meal, Camden High School is always available for walk-ins. Due to the changing conditions of COVID, this year we will be offering a “grab and go” option where food can be picked up from the site and taken back home for the child to eat. Along with providing meals, this year the Summer Food Program is putting an emphasis on education to address the gap caused by COVID. There will be planned activities for the children to do as well. For a list of sites, please see the list below!

  • Camden High School (Preparation and Walk-in Site) – 1022 Ehrenclou Dr, Camden, SC 29020

  • Baron Dekalb Elementary – 2684 Baron Dekalb Rd, Camden, SC 29020

  • Camden Cove Apartments – 328 Ballfield Rd, Camden, SC 29020

  • Camden Elementary – 416 Laurens St, Camden, SC 29020

  • Camp Emmanuel - 1163 Bishopville Hwy, Camden, SC

  • Old Armory – 1034 West Dekalb St. Camden, SC 29020

  • River’s Edge Apartments – 971 Wateree Blvd, Camden, SC 29020

  • Rhame City Arena – 517 Bull St. Camden, SC 29020

  • Kirkwood Community Center – 2401 Carlos St, Camden, SC 29020 

  • Lugoff-Elgin High School – 1284 Highway 1 S, Lugoff, SC 29078

  • Wateree Elementary – 424 Wildwood Ln, Lugoff, SC 29078

  • Blaney Elementary Be Great Academy – 1621 Smyrna Rd, Elgin, SC 29045

  • Winshape Academy – 1621 Smyrna Rd, Elgin, SC 29045

  • Bethune Community Center – 109 College St, East Bethune, SC 29009

  • Midway Elementary – 1892 Highway 1 N, Cassatt, SC 29032

  • North Central High School – 3000 Lockhart Rd, Kershaw, SC 29067








If you or someone you know is interested or has any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Margaret Lawhorn by calling the United Way of Kershaw County at 803-432-0951.