Mobile Nutrition Center (MNC), created in 2017, is a mobile food pantry delivering healthy foods to sites in food deserts in Kershaw County. The MNC directly serves clients by removing barriers that prevent access to food, like transportation and income. Through community partnerships, MNC delivers farm fresh, store-bought and even rescued food and grocery products like vegetables, meats, whole pastas, rice, and baked goods to food insecure people.
Our Mobile Nutrition Center (MNC) has distributed more than 400,000 pounds of food, feeding more than 60,000 Kershaw County residents, while maintaining 10 Distribution Sites and 4 Fixed Pantry Sites.
Call for information about drop off times and days.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.