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Giving to Those in Need

During the month of October we will be collecting items for the pantry at PATH. Here's who PATH is they exist for the purpose of helping or ministering to those in need; helping people find temporary aid in times of crisis; guiding those in need to appropriate social agencies; receiving contributions that will further the work for which the corporation is organized; and operating the Thrift Store for the purpose of receiving donated goods; providing clothing and other goods without cost; and selling those goods to support the administrative costs of PATH, Inc.

They serve the people of York School District #1 which includes York, Sharon, Hickory Grove, Smyrna, and McConnells.

PATH, Inc. is a partner agency of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM). SHFBM partners and distributes food and essential grocery items to approximately 550 hunger feeding agencies in 19 counties in North and South Carolina. Agencies served include emergency pantries, soup kitchens, senior programs, shelters and low-income daycares.

PATH, Inc. also receives significant support from area churches, individuals, businesses, and grants from Duke Share the Warmth, York Electric Trust, and other institutions.

The PATH, Inc. agency has a consistent need for donations of money, food, and dry goods.

They are grateful for the generosity of our community and thank you for considering how you might join in ministry to people in need.

Food and Other Donations

Food, dry goods, and other items listed below may dropped off at our agency location, 204 Raille St. in York, SC. The following is a list of the most needed items.

Food items:

Canned Vegetables

Canned Fruit

Canned Meats

Powdered or Canned Milk






Spaghetti and Jars of Sauce



Canned or Dried Soup

Canned or Dried Beans

Baby Formula and Foods


Corn Meal

Cooking Oil

Peanut Butter



Other items greatly needed



Toilet Paper

Paper Towels

Dish Detergent

Laundry Detergent

Household Cleaners

Baby Care Products

Disposable Diapers (all sizes)

Adult Hygiene Products

PATH will provide:

  • One week of groceries per month according to family size.

  • Financial assistance for necessities such as rent, utilities (water, gas, and electricity), prescription medications, and other qualifying needs.

  • PATH, Inc. Thrift Store vouchers for clothing and, in case of significant need, household goods. The vouchers are available every three months.

  • Educational opportunities and community information.

  • An opportunity for people in our community to serve their neighbors.

Eligibility for assistance:

  • Reside in York School District #1.

  • Clients must provide proof of eligibility by bringing their Department of Social Services printout, obtainable at the Rock Hill office of DSS.

  • People who benefit from EBT or SNAP are automaticllaly eligible. Otherwise, eligibility is based on income.

  • Photo identification is required.

  • Those seeking financial assistance must bring original bills, prescriptions, or notices pertaining to your need.