PERC receives more than 7,600 pounds of food


From Postal Food Drive

The Piedmont Emergency Relief Center (PERC) was recently the recipient of the food collected during the annual Postal Food Drive. Tracy Smith of the Piedmont Post Office helped organize the pick-up in the Piedmont area. PERC received more than 7, 600 pounds of food, which is almost 1,000 pounds more than the previous year.

Wanda Cooley, Program Director of PERC, and Maria Hollis, Assistant Program Director of PERC thanked Smith, the mail carriers and postal customersof Piedmont who supported this year’s drive. Twenty volunteers also helped load and unload the trucks as well as sorting and stocking the PERC shelves.

Cooley stated, “The shelves were nearly bare. PERC is very thankful and appreciative of the public’s generosity during the Piedmont Postal Drive.”

PERC is located at 3A Mains Street in downtown Piedmont, part of the Piedmont Community Center. It is a food pantry designed to serve Greenville, Pelzer, Piedmont, Powdersville, and Williamston areas. Volunteers and donations are always needed and are greatly appreciated by PERC and those in need of assistance. For more information on Piedmont Emergency Relief’s hours of operation or how you can support this ministry, please go to,, or call at 864-845-5535.