The Salvation Army of Rock Hill provides food assistance to those who are in need.
A food box can be received each month by making an appointment with our office.
Someone with food insecurity experiences a disruption of their food intake or eating patterns because of a lack of money and other resources. According to a 2017 study by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), households with very low food security reported the following conditions in the annual food security survey:
- 99% reported having worried that their food would run out before they got money to buy more.
- 97% reported that the food they bought just did not last, and they did not have money to get more.
- 95% reported that they could not afford to eat balanced meals.
- 96% reported that an adult had cut the size of meals or skipped meals because there was not enough money for food, and 88% reported that this had occurred in three or more months.
- 93% of respondents reported that they had eaten less than they felt they should because there was not enough money for food.
- 68% of respondents reported that they had been hungry but did not eat because they could not afford enough food.
- 48% of respondents reported having lost weight because they did not have enough money for food.
- 30% reported that an adult did not eat for an entire day because there was not enough money for food, and 24% reported that this had occurred in three or more months.
Families Face the Greatest Threat
- 19% of all American households with children are food insecure.
- 35% of households headed by single women are food insecure.
- 26% of black non-Hispanic households are food insecure.
- 22% of Hispanic households are food insecure.
In our fight against hunger and food insecurity, The Salvation Army provides over 56 million meals annually through supplying free fresh produce, canned goods, and healthy frozen items, our food pantries provide valuable meal supplementation while helping those in need maintain their independence and dignity. These food pantries are especially crucial in “food deserts,” where entire communities experience food insecurity due to lack of grocery store access.