Piedmont area food donations go to PERC


The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct their annual nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Saturday, May 13th. Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s largest single-day food drive.
In Piedmont, more than 8000 pounds of food was collected last year, and all of the donations stay local, going to the Piedmont Emergency Relief Center (PERC), located on Main Street in Piedmont.
Donations can also be made at Sav-A-Lot May 12-14. The store will have a barrel by the doors for any food donations.
Donations should be non-perishable food items which will help feed the hungry in the Piedmont area.
In addition to being a local food pantry, PERC is a SNAP Outreach Center and can assist in filling out SNAP applications and sending them into the Department of Social Services.
Since 2005, PERC has helped fight against food insecurity and hunger in Piedmont and surrounding areas including portions of Easley, Greenville, Powdersville, Pelzer and Williamston.
The Piedmont Emergency Relief Center is located at 3A Main Street in downtown Piedmont. Hours are Mondays and Saturdays, 9 am to 12. Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 pm to 7 pm.
They are also open on the second Wednesday of each month from 9 am to 12 noon for SNAP business only.
PERC also has volunteer opportunities.
For more information on the Piedmont Emergency Relief Center contact Director Maria Hollis at hollis.ingrid@yahoo.com or call 864-845-5535.


Piedmont Emergency Relief Center