To see a SHORT list of our most-needed food items, download the BSH Pantry List here.
To see a COMPREHENSIVE list of all items requested, click here.
There are dozens of creative ways to help stock our pantry, beginning with buying extra items when you do your regular shopping. Take advantage of your coupons and buy one/get one free promotions to support BSH. Or, put together a food or clothing drive where your efforts will pay off in big ways!
Providing food to hungry children, families and senior citizens is the foundation of our work, and it would not be possible without the generous contributions of the food industry, Second Helpings, food drive sponsors and individual food donors. BSH has recently partnered with The Food Bank of the Lowcountry, another great resource for purchasing food for our clients at rock bottom prices.
The work of BSH is truly a community effort, assisted in large part by the continuing generosity of the local food industry, churches and local groups. If not for regular donations by distributors, supermarkets, and growers, there would be significantly less food for BSH to distribute to those in need. Whether it’s excess inventory, restaurant surplus, or products that are cosmetically imperfect or minimally out of date – BSH can use it to feed people.
It is amazing what happens when caring people come together to support their community. Bluffton Self Help has been the fortunate recipient of the kindhearted and hardworking adults and children who do not forget the needs of neighbors less fortunate. In addition to the many food and clothing drives sponsored each year by local groups, new “drives” are added regularly. Now, you can support a local diaper drive, milk & eggs drive, Easter basket drive, motorcycle toy drive, coat drive, and “blanket and robe drive”! What kind of drive can you think up to support BSH?
If not for regular donations by manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, supermarkets, and growers, there would be significantly less food BSH to distribute to those in need. We truly appreciate our network of BSH supporters who donate their time, money and talents to the mission of Bluffton Self Help. We thank them for their gifts and we are privileged to put their compassion into action.
If you are an organization with excess inventory, surplus from restaurants, or products short code dated, or minimally out of specification, BSH can use it to feed our Bluffton neighbors.
The Food Bank of the Lowcountry is one of Bluffton Self Help’s new sources for purchasing food at rock bottom prices. With this new partnership, we are now able to purchase food for a fraction of what it costs at retail stores. Sending a check earmarked to the “Food Bank” is such an effective and simple way to support Bluffton Self Help. We hope you will write a check today, and spread the work about this new convenient and effective giving option.
To see how much money we can save by purchasing through the Food Bank of the Lowcountry, visit their virtual food drive.
Here’s a tip: Create a habit of buying a few extra cans of food when you go to the grocery store, or take advantage of supermarket sales and two-for-one coupons. Donate your discounted or free items to BSH! The most requested items include canned meats and vegetables, beans and legumes, and disposable diapers in all sizes.
I would like to make a ONE-TIME gift to Bluffton Self Help.
By clicking on the button above, you will be taken to PayPal, where you can pay with your credit card or PayPal account.
I would like to make a RECURRING MONTHLY donation to Bluffton Self Help.
Just choose the option in the box above, and click the “Monthly Donation using PayPal” button.
You may choose to use your credit card or PayPal account.
Each month, the amount you have specified will be automatically sent to Bluffton Self Help on your behalf.
I would like to pay by CHECK directly to Bluffton Self Help.
We thank you in advance for your support. You may designate your check in any way that you wish. (If you need help with this, please give us a call at (843) 757-8000.)
Please make your check payable to Bluffton Self Help, Inc. and send to:
Lili Coleman, Executive Director
Bluffton Self Help
Post Office Box 2420
Bluffton, SC 29910
One note about sending checks… please provide us your complete address, telephone number and email address with your check, so that we can assure that your record is accurately updated.
Thank you in advance for your gifts to Bluffton Self Help!