Food Services

Upstate Circle of Friends, funded by USDA through the SC Department of Social Services since 2009, has provided thousands of meals through the UCF Summer and After-School Feeding program for Greenville County children at-risk of hunger. Meals are provided each weekday during the scheduled school year and the summer session to assure a hot, nutritious meal each weekday.

The Backpack Program assures containers stocked with nutritious, child-friendly, easy-to-prepare food to take home for out-of-school times, typically distributed on Fridays or the last day the children attend the site for the week.

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Youth Empowerment Sites (YES)

Youth Empowerment Sites (YES) are an employability training program of the Department of Juvenile Justice designed for at-risk high school students. YES's are designed to improve the overall functioning of at-risk high school students at home, in school, and in the community. The program provides job skills training, career exposure and community internship/work experience for participants from 16 sites located throughout South Carolina.

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Vet Forward

Upstate Circle of Friends, a 501(c)3 organization, has spent a decade creating and expanding opportunities to enhance the quality of life for at-risk children of Greenville and their families. Continuing in this mission, the board of directors has found yet another opportunity to make a real difference for the families of our Greenville veterans in need.

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Senior Meal Provider Program

We provide daily year round home-delivery of meals to seniors who are assessed to be "homebound", therefore cannot attend a congregate nutrition site, they are unable to shop and prepare food for themselves and they have no reliable support. The goal of this program is to provide a support service to enable senior adults to remain independent in their own homes. Eligibility for home delivered meal services are assessed by a case worker. For more information about this service or to sign up for this program,
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