Feed the Hunger

Shifa Clinic currently has four Feed The Hungry  programs, that provides food for the patients in the clinic as well as anyone in the community.

1.Food Pantry OnSite

2. Child Hunger Prevention

4. Fresh Express

FOOD PANTRY ONSITE

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Clients are able to choose the amount of food they are allocated according to their family size and are able to choose from items such as fresh produce, frozen meats, eggs, milk, and other canned
items. Our Pantry also has USDA food products stocked daily when available during operating hours. Due to the high volume of requests for this program, families and/or individuals may only
apply one time per month.

While shopping for groceries, we often take for granted the choices we are able to make. With a wide variety of foods to choose from, we have control over our purchases. However, this is not a freedom that clients of most food pantries are able to enjoy. Rather, the food pantry clients of traditional pantries are restricted to obtaining pre-selected food items which, often times, the client and his or her family neither wants nor can consume due to dietary restrictions or preparatory limitations.This method of food pantry distribution results in clients and families receiving items that they neither need, want, nor can use. Many of these items are subsequently thrown away and wasted.

Our client choice model allows clients to participate in choosing for themselves which foods they will take home. Conceptually similar to a grocery store: a full array of available goods is displayed and clients are permitted to browse and “shop” for what they want and need.
We also keep a running list going for client choices of a particular food item and when available we take the effort to call the clients for pick up.

In addition to on-site food pantry we delivery monthly grocery supplies to 28 families in need referred to us by HALOS and Charleston Disability board.

WE ARE ONE OF THE 25 AGENCY CHOSEN AS THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS PANTRY BY LOW COUNTRY FOOD BANK

The Lowcountry Food Bank envisions a Wellness Pantry as a place that supports the health and well-being of their clients.

All recipients are treated with the utmost confidentiality.

If you would like to make a donation of non-perishable food items or if you are in need or know of someone in need, please call or email us.

Funding Provided In Part By: http://sistersofcharitysc.com/ WOMEN INSPIRED THROUGH STORIES and the generous individual contributions of people like you.

Examples of food needed:

Child Hunger Prevention

 

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What is the program about?

Many children who rely on free and reduced price lunches during school year go home to meager or no meals on weekends. The Shifa Clinic Child Hunger Prevention program works to fill that gap.

How does the Program work?

On Fridays children of Eagle Nest Elementary School receive a Food Sack containing six balanced meals and two healthy snacks at the end of every week. The children are selected by school principals, guidance counselors, and various after school programs. The food is given discretely to kids with their parents permission.The school has a consent form which is signed by parents and kept on record with school.  The children come down to School Counselor area every Friday between 1:30 and 2:00 to get their bag. The teachers are all aware of this process and send them down.

Please Help Fill Our Backpacks for Hungry Children!

We started the program with 5 children per month in 2014 currently we serve 80 food bags a month. You can help by either by donating towards this program or give us the supplies needed. Please consider picking up a few extra items when you are out shopping.

 

Breakfast Items Snack Items Lunch/Dinner Items
Cereal Apple sauce Mac and cheese
Breakfast bars Chips Beef Ravioli
Fruit cups Pudding Spaghetti-Os
Oatmeal Granola bars Ramen Noodles
Yogurt cereal bars Fruit Snacks Cup O Noodles
Crackers Mashed Potatoes (dry packet)
Juice box Starkist Tuna
Raisins Vienna Chicken Sausage
Yogurt Corn Cups
Jiff Peanut Butter To Go

How do I drop off the donation?

You can deliver at our clinic of any day from Monday through Friday 8.30-4 pm

How many bags of food do you provide monthly?

We are currently providing 80 bags per month.

What grades are the children in?

They can be from any grade K-5.

What about extended breaks?

Currently our program is only for weekends in school year. We do not deliver during winter and summer break.

Will we be provided the names of the children?

No the school authorities have stated that this is against FERPA and the identity of the child and family will not be disclosed. If you have any further questions please feel free to ask or email us at shifa.sc@icanrelief.org.

Monthly Grocery supply Home deliveries

Shifa clinic accepts referrals from organizations or community members who are aware of family in need for home delivery.  Monthly grocery box including perishable and non perishable items are delivered to family in need. Please send us application and information for the family and will call the family and arrange a time suitable for delivery for the family.
Home deliveries are accepted on behalf of families who are disabled, elderly, home bound for other reasons or are working but still are unable to meet the needs.
We feel blessed to be able to provide this service and no referral is turned away.

 

Fresh Express

Fresh Express is our farmer’s market style distribution event.  We welcome families to choose fresh produce at no cost.