Food, Financial Assistance, Household, etc
Assistance Hours: Mon – Fri 9 AM – 11 AM and Mon, Tues, & Thurs 1:30 PM – 4 PM
Assistance is limited to residents of Greer, Taylors, Duncan, Lyman, and Wellford. Proof of residence is required.
To receive food assistance the front of the Assistance Application must be complete plus along with a government-issued photo ID. Food assistance is available as often as once every 3 months.
To receive financial assistance, participants must first complete an Assistance Application including supporting documents. They will be accepted at the Intake Desk during assistance hours. Then an Assistance Appointment is scheduled to discuss what we can do to help. Financial assistance is limited to once every 12 months.
The following checklist provides everything you need to do and/or bring with you when you come by our office to apply.
RENEW classes, the J. Verne Smith Center, and VITA (February – tax due date).
Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 – 5 PM & classes as scheduled
Programs are open to residents Greenville & Spartanburg counties. Each program have various eligibility requirements. See below for more information.
RENEW is an education, enrichment, and life skills program designed to improve the quality of life and well-being of the greater Greer community. We welcome any and all individuals who are passionate about learning and developing skills that will set them on a path of healthy living. Sign Up for RENEW: Reaching Every Neighbor Every Way, for classes on:
The resource hub for health and human service agencies.
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5 PM
DSS: Department of Social Services of Greenville & Spartanburg Counties
SNAP (Food Stamps) is working to end hunger and improve the health of low-income people by helping families buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.
Greer Free Medical Clinic
Adult services for low/no income and no insurance
Department of Health & Environmental Control
WIC is a nutrition program that provides health education, healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and other services free of charge to South Carolina families who qualify.
In partnership with DEW, SC Works provides all jobseekers with career counseling, job referrals, testing and training services, and resume-writing assistance. With centers located in every region of the state, employment representatives are available to help you find the resources, services and job opportunities that will help put you back to work.
VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
VITA offers free tax help to individuals and families with an income less than $60,000. Certified volunteers receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. VITA offers free electronic filing. Program runs annually February – April 15th (or taxes are due). Call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment or Greer Relief, (864) 848-5355 x1, to see if there is room on the schedule.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
202 Victoria Street
Greer SC 29652-1303
PO Box 1303
Greer SC 29652
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 11:00am
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 1:30pm – 4pm