About Us

Clemson Community Care (CCC) was established in 1988 by ministers of various denominational churches in Clemson, Central, and Pendleton as a non-profit charitable corporation to serve the local community. CCC is a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Clemson Community Care works in cooperation with local religious, civic, educational, and private agencies to support low-income families and individuals by helping them overcome periods of financial crisis and become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community. (See list of partner agencies and supporting churches in right column.)

Clemson Community Care Board of Directors consists of an elected president, vice president, secretary and treasurer and representatives of area churches and other organizations. The board meets monthly. (The current board is listed in the right column.) CCC staff includes an executive director, program director, financial director and receptionist who oversee maintain operations of the organization. Staff and contact information can be found on the Contact Us page.

Services provided
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Families Served 3,563 3,460 3,795 3,538 2,085
Individuals Served 8,827 8,163 9,066 8,251 7,972
Pounds of Food Distributed 202,096 194,731 238,701 262,490 292,299
Active Volunteers 310 505 474 500
Volunteer Hours 6,888 7,008 8,080 7,874 7,462
Volunteers 251 246 304 294
Volunteer Hours 553 607 776 492
Pounds of Food Distributed 25,000 30,000 41,913 32,741
Families Served 1,082 1,056 959 672

Clemson Community Care operates in a building located at 105 Anderson Highway in Clemson. The building includes: a client waiting room, three interview rooms, offices for the staff and administrative volunteers, and a food pantry for storing and distributing food for our clients. Office hours are 9 am to 1 pm, Monday through Thursday.

Many local corporations, civic groups and organizations help with funding and with food for the food pantry and various food drives are conducted throughout the community. Additional funding support is received in the form of grants, financial assistance and food from other agencies and programs.

Financial Audita

In March 2017, CCC received results of an independent financial audit conducted by Seneca-based CPA firm Payne, White & Schmutz, CPA, PA. This is our 8th comprehensive audit that is needed to satisfy the requirements for being a United Way funded agency. We are proud to report that we are pleased with the findings of the firm and our successful completion of the audit process. CCC is a partner agency with both Pickens County United Way and Anderson County United Way.

Home Repair Program

CCC offers a home repair program to qualifying clients. Year to date, 13 projects have been completed in Central, Clemson and Pendleton. Projects have ranged from simple repairs, such as replacing rotten facia and safety railings, to more complex repairs, such as roof repair and HVAC restoration. Home ownership and financial need are prerequisites for consideration in the program. This program helps maintain neighborhoods and keeps client’s residences safe and secure.

CCC Clients Receive the Following Items:

Canned beans, Canned meat and fish, Canned vegetables, Cereal, Dry beans, Dry pasta, Flour/corn meal, Fruit, Instant potatoes, Jell-o, Juice, Macaroni and cheese, Oatmeal/grits, Pasta sauce, Peanut butter, Pork and beans, Powdered/canned milk, Rice, Soup, Tomatoes-canned, Tomato paste, Tomato sauce

Miscellaneous: Baby diapers, Bath soap, Dish detergent, Laundry detergent, Paper towels, Shampoo, Toilet paper, Toothpaste

Earth Box Project Provides Local Residents With Gardening Resources and Knowledge

Upstate Locavores, a Clemson-based group committed to eating local food, has partnered with CCC to provide gardening kits to local citizens, enabling them to grow their own food. The program provides participants with a container garden on wheels that comes complete with soil and fertilizer along with plants. It can be replanted with seasonal crops year round, and the same soil can be used for five growing seasons. CCC helps to identify candidates for the program, while Upstate Locavores raises funds to provide the boxes, and also provides experienced gardening mentors for the participants.

Tammy Young, a single mother of four, had amazing results with her garden. She and other CCC clients, many of whom have never had success growing their own produce in the past, have come in to CCC to rave about their success. This program not only gives participants their own source of produce, but also a sense of pride in their newfound ability to cultivate vegetables for their families.


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P O Box 271, Clemson, SC 29633 (mail)
105 Anderson Highway, Clemson (map)
864-653-4460    ♦    ccc@clemsoncommunitycare.org
Open: Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 1 pm

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Our Mission is to assist persons in difficult circumstances with necessities such as food, shelter and utilities, and to help them to become self-sufficient through educational programs and advocacy.

We serve Clemson, Central and Pendleton, SC communities.

Our Services
Food Programs
Rental assistance
Children's programs
Referral service

Hear from a former CCC client.