YORK COUNTY, S.C. — Mary Roseborough grew up in York County. As one of nine children being raised by a grandmother, Roseborough's family struggled for everything they needed, especially food.
It was difficult, but they did get by with just enough for the whole family. Holidays were tough, too. She always wanted a special meal that included turkey and all the delicious side dishes that we've come to identify as part of Thanksgiving. It rarely happened for Roseborough, but it did happen a few times through an anonymous donor.
Because of the situation she lived through as a child, Roseborough made the decision to dedicate her life to helping those who face the same obstacles. The Love N Cherish food pantry was created for that very reason, to help struggling families, the homeless and underprivileged. The pantry provides free food, meals and groceries for anyone in need.
Twice a week, those needy people can come to the pantry on Church Road in Rock Hill where a team of volunteers make sure they leave with a generous donation of food. Over 500 to 600 boxes of wholesome food are handed out every week. All of the food at the pantr is donated to her organization with a big portion comin from Second Harvest Food Bank.
Love N Cherish is always looking for opportunities to help neighbors make a difference. Here are a few ways you can help the organization serve its mission:
Organize a non-perishable food drive at your chuch, work or business.
- Businesses, churches and other civic organizations can sponsor the organization with monthly, quarterly and yearly monetary donations.
- Make an individual donation. You can donate gift cards or make monetary donations.
- Volunteer. Collecting food, organizing donations at the pantry or giving out food on specified days are all great ways to be a volunteer.
Anyone interested in making a difference or learning more information about the Love N Cherish food pantry can call 803-329-2643.
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