Agency Wish List
Each year people like you donate about 20,000 pounds of food and 4,500 pounds of household/personal items for the use of South County families. In 2015, the holiday household/personal items drive led by the National Honor Society at Vicksburg High School brought in over 2 tons of much needed items, such as toilet paper, laundry detergent, and shampoo. The annual Letter Carrier Food Drive has averaged 3 tons of food over the last several years.
The food donations ensure that our pantry customers leave with food basics when some of the foods are not available from Loaves & Fishes. Thanks to generous support from our local community, pantry visitors receive a bag of household and personal items 4-5 times a year. Click here for the Pantry Wish List and the current Donation Record Form which you can use for tax purposes.
Become a Member
Want to make sure that SCCS is able to serve South County families with proven services? Consider joining our SCCS Member Circle. With a small charter member group begun late in 2013, SCCS has added about $10,000 per year to its annual income. This fund is dedicated to keeping our ongoing programs, such as Wednesday Winners, funded consistently when outside funding fluctuates from year to year. It is an annual commitment for donors and the suggested funding levels are flexible and can be paid monthly or from an annual invoice in November. No matter what the size of your donation, your consistent support assures the delivery of key programs.
Understand & Advocate
One of the most important ways you can help South County Community Services is to better understand who we serve and why. Community members are often surprised to learn that 33% of the residents in South County live below the poverty line or are families who have difficulty meeting basic needs such as food, utilities, transportation and healthcare on a dependable basis. Click here to review the most recent United Way ALICE Report Fact Sheet and learn more about the faces of need in our current economy. Join SCCS to implement affordable proven solutions to make a difference for people overlooked and underserved in our community.
South County Community Services offers persons who wish to give back to their community in a meaningful way many opportunities to engage with the SCCS mission of helping South County families improve their quality of life. SCCS can accommodate both short-term and long-term volunteer commitments. Our goal is to connect you with the people and projects that are mutually rewarding for you and the agency. Click here to find our Volunteer Application, our Volunteer Handbook and our Volunteer Log-In Form.