Laurens County Sheriff’s Office Updates Community Resources and Blessing Boxes

June 17, 2024

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office has released an updated and comprehensive list of community resources and Blessing Boxes available to residents. These resources provide vital assistance, from food and clothing to utility support and medical supplies.

“The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is committed to ensuring that our community has access to the resources they need,” said Courtney Snow, Public Information Officer. “We encourage anyone who knows of additional resources to reach out to us so we can include them in our list.”

Key Community Resources

Christ Central Joanna – Location: 710 Magnolia St., Joanna, SC
Contact: 864-386-5001
Services: Food pantry, clothing, medical supplies, household supplies, and a free laundry center for Joanna residents. Check their Facebook for special events.
Hours: Vary

Laurens Baptist Crisis Center – Location: 60 Ranch Rd, Laurens, SC
Contact: 864-984-2966
Services: Food, clothing, utilities assistance
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 9-11:30 AM

GLEAMNS – Location: 221A West Laurens St., Laurens, SC
Contact: 864-984-5123
Services: Utility and rent assistance
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 AM-4:30 PM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church – Location: 1040 W Main St., Laurens, SC
Services: Food pantry
Hours: Tuesdays, 1-2 PM

Wayside Baptist Church – Location: 1517 W Main St., Laurens, SC
Services: Food pantry
Hours: Mondays, 12:30-1:30 PM

Open Door Christian Center – Location: 209 E Main St., Clinton, SC
Contact: 864-833-7670
Services: Soup kitchen
Hours: Monday-Friday, 12-1 PM

SC Empowerment Center – Location: 314 W. Mill St., Gray Court, SC 29645
Contact: 864-705-0005
Services: Summer feeding program for individuals 18 and under (registration required at, food bags for youth, senior food boxes, fresh produce through FoodShare, summer camp for grades 6-12, afterschool programs, and a young parents program.

United Ministries – Location: 500 Academy St., Clinton, SC
Contact: 864-938-9070
Services: Food bank and senior boxes (Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3 PM), financial assistance (Monday and Wednesday, 8:30-11:30 AM)

First Methodist Church – Location: 244 West Main St., Laurens, SC
Contact: 864-984-7696
Services: Food bank
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 12-2 PM

Blessing Boxes Locations

Blessing Boxes are strategically placed throughout Laurens County to provide easy access to non-perishable food items, toiletries, and hygiene products. Here are the current locations:

The First – 100 Conway Avenue, Laurens
Shade Tree Revival Church – Cannon Rd & Sulphur Springs, Waterloo
Bethel Grove AME Church – Gray Court
Florida Street, Clinton
Main Street, Cross Hill (next to church)
Faith Tabernacle, Joanna (near Joanna Dollar General)
Mt. Gallagher Church (Indian Mound)
Laurens Baptist Crisis Center (Ranch Rd)
Hickory Tavern Fire Dept.
Rabun Creek Church (Hickory Tavern)
Hickory Tavern Church of God
Sharon Pentecostal – Neely Ferry Rd

Suggested Donations for Blessing Boxes

Consider donating the following items to keep the Blessing Boxes stocked and helpful:

  • Non-perishable food items
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine products, spray deodorant)
  • Travel-sized shampoo/conditioner
  • Pop-top canned goods
  • Face/hand wipes
  • Wash cloths
  • Bar soap
  • Bottled water
  • Socks
  • Hygiene items
  • Powdered milk
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes

Residents are encouraged to utilize these resources and contribute to the Blessing Boxes to support their neighbors in need. For more information or to add additional resources to the list, contact Courtney Snow at the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office.