Bluffton Self Help is here to support Bluffton residents in need. We are committed to the community and to providing solutions for families seeking assistance and to help break the cycle of poverty. In addition to offering free food and clothing to our clients, we offer a variety of programs throughout the year including, school supplies, Thanksgiving meals, Christmas toys and Easter baskets. Please see details of our food and clothing distribution below. Bluffton Self Help also assists with short-term financial assistance to help our Bluffton residents in financial crisis. Please see operation times below.

Our Hours of Operation

You must have a Bluffton Self Help swipe card to receive food and clothing. To apply for a card, please come Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday 10 am - 12 pm or weekdays from 1 pm - 3 pm with proof of residency (current utility bill with your name on it and photo ID.)

Clothing Distribution Hours
Monday -  Friday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Food Distribution Hours | Shop twice a week for groceries
Monday & Wednesday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 am to Noon
*CLOSED the last Thursday of every month.

Financial Assistance Interview Hours 
Weekdays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Application and all supporting documents must be completed before interview.

Financial Assistance Application Process:

  1. Fill out Application
  2. Submit Addtional Required Documents
  3. Interview

Three ways to complete application:

  1. Click here to complete application onlinereview checklist of additional items and email to
  2. Download application here, review checklist of additional items & bring it with you to your interview.
  3. Applications may be picked up Weekdays 10:00am - 4:00pm. 


Our vision is to provide our neighbors with a solution-orientated resource environment to support their efforts to move toward self-reliance and fulfilling their own potentials. Open to all residents of Beaufort County, South Carolina.


  • Open Computer Use 
  • Work on Resume
  • Search and Apply for Jobs
  • Work on Class Assignments
  • Create and Log In to Email Account   
  • Practice Computer Skills
  • Access Resources
  • Assistance Always Available
  • Walk-ins Welcome

Education & Resource Center Hours
Monday - Thursday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Education & Resource Center Calendar

For any questions on our programs, please call 843.757.8000. For information regarding our Education & Resource Center please reach Barbara Bowers at or call 843.757.8852.

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