A Guide to Diaper Banks, Baby Item Assistance & Food Pantries in Charleston

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Times are tough. Motherhood is tough. Whether the current economic and social climate has affected your job situation, or you’re in the thick of pregnancy and young motherhood without substantial support, there are times when many of us need a little extra help.

There are several organizations and ministries in the Charleston area that focus on lending a hand to those who need assistance with concrete, physical needs. Below you’ll find community resources that offer diapers and various baby items to help you through this season of motherhood when you need it the most. At the bottom of this page, you’ll also find links to help you locate a food pantry closest to you.

For any other assistance, you may need at this time, call 211, or visit the 211 United Way website.

*Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and details, we encourage you to call ahead for any location listed to be sure nothing has changed. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them. 


Assistance Programs Around Charleston

Bundles of Joy Diaper Bank

(843) 819-7016

Call ahead or register online for the Diaper Program to receive monthly assistance. This organization has various pickup locations for young families needing help with diapers and wipes, as well as baby clothes, formula, baby food, and larger items as available.

For expectant mothers (close to their due date), they host drive-through baby showers where pregnant mothers can receive various supplies needed in the upcoming newborn stage.

Lowcountry Blessing Box

For assistance with food, toiletries, baby items, and more — items vary based on donations specific to each box. Take what you need any time of day. Find a location nearest to you here.

WIC

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant and breastfeeding women with low income, infants, and children under the age of five. Click here to find out more about how WIC can help, if you may qualify, and how to apply.


North Charleston

Because We Care program @ Lowcountry Pregnancy Center

7481 Northside Drive, North Charleston
(843) 553-3505

This program is open on Mondays & Wednesdays, from 1 pm – 4 pm. Come once a month as needed for emergency diapers, pull-ups, wipes, formula, baby food, baby clothes up to size 2T, and other baby items as requested (if available). Bring a photo ID.

Community Impact Program

Behind New Covenant Church of God
7349 Stall Road, North Charleston
(843) 797-3777

Stop in once a month on a Thursday, from 10 am – 2 pm, to get assistance with general groceries, diapers, formula, and other baby items as available. Bring a photo ID for the initial application.

Tricounty Family Ministries

2105 Cosgrove Ave, North Charleston
(843) 747-1788

Stop in once a week for diapers on Monday or Wednesday, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Groceries are also available if needed, as well as baby food/formula on occasion. Bring a photo ID.

Lowcountry C.A.R.E.S. Ministry

2427 Midland Park Road, North Charleston
(843) 553-2012

Call to make an appointment to receive food and diapers, every three weeks as needed. Bring a photo ID.

Community Resource Center of North Charleston

3947 Whipper Barony Lane, North Charleston
(843) 641-8366

Call the number provided to set up an appointment for assistance with diapers, wipes, clothing up to size 4T, other baby equipment as available, and food.

Dream Center at Seacoast Church

5505 North Rhett Avenue, North Charleston
(843) 375-1099

This location serves Berkeley and Charleston counties. Formula, and occasionally diapers, can typically be provided within the food pantry services. Stop by Thursdays from 9 am – 11 am, and bring a photo ID.

Sanctuary of Unborn Life (SOUL)

SOUL throws baby showers for expectant mothers involved in their peer support group. Visit their website, or call/text (843) 822-5143 to sign up for the SOUL Sisters group to gain support and friendship through your pregnancy!


Downtown Charleston

Cradle Closet

Community Outreach Center at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
405 King Street, Charleston
(843) 579–0420

Call the phone number provided to discuss needs and set up a time to receive diapers. Some baby clothes and a general food pantry are also available.


Mount Pleasant

East Cooper Community Outreach

1145 Six Mile Road, Mount Pleasant
(843) 849-9220

ECCO Diaper Bank is open Monday – Friday, from 10 am – 4 pm. Bring a photo ID, up to two times a month for this assistance.

This organization may also be able to provide formula (when available) through their Food Assistance program. To qualify for the food assistance, you must live or work East of the Cooper, and meet the income guidelines. Visit their website to learn more.

Shifa Clinic

1092 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Suite 108, Mount Pleasant
(843) 352-4580

The Shifa Clinic can often supply diapers as part of its food pantry. Bring a photo ID to complete an application at the first visit. It is best to call ahead to ensure they have the diaper size you need. This assistance is available once a month, Monday – Friday, 9am – 12:30pm & 1pm – 3pm.


Goose Creek

Baby Diaper Bank @ Healing Hurts Ministries

Inside New Life Christian Fellowship
358 Liberty Hall Road, Goose Creek
(843) 879-2255

Up to 4 times a year, call the phone number provided to set up a time to receive assistance. Bring a photo ID. This program can assist with diapers, wipes, and brand new baby clothes up to size 3T.


Summerville

Community Resource Center of Summerville

116 West 2nd North Street, Summerville
(843) 452-6128

Call the number provided to set up an appointment for assistance with diapers, wipes, clothing up to size 4T, other baby equipment as available, and food.


West Ashley

Birthright of Charleston

1365 Ashley River Road, Suite C, West Ashley
(843) 556-4403

Pregnant women can receive assistance with maternity clothing, diapers, wipes, baby toiletries, baby clothes, infant car seats, and other necessities. It’s best to call ahead for an appointment.

Local Food Pantry Locators

Some food pantries also have diapers, baby food, and general toiletries available in addition to the typical groceries they can provide. Inventory is usually based on donations they receive from the community. Check out the links below to find a food pantry closest to you.

FOOD RESOURCES LOCATOR

211 TRIDENT UNITED WAY

LOWCOUNTRY FOOD BANK LOCATOR

Are we missing any? Let us know in the comments below!

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