Where: Lexington, SC
What: For more than thirty years, Lexington Interfaith Community Services has been assisting neighbors in crisis. They provide food, clothing and shelter needs while also responding to crises in the community.
How: LICS has a number of resources that they can provide to struggling individuals and families. When those in Lexington arrive at the social services department and qualify for clothing and household items, they are directed to shop at LICS’s thrift shop at no cost. In order to reach those in the community that are unable to make the trip to the food pantry, LICS has a mobile food pantry that serves ‘Food for Living’ clients who are on social security, disability or veterans assistance. LICS also implements programs such as a Trunk Show and Bucks for Books to help raise money for its programs. Bucks for Books allows LICS to partner with Lexington County schools. LICS visits classes, bringing one book for each student. Students are also given a “LICS Buck,” which allows them to visit the thrift shop and shop for two free books.
How FLOCK Supports:
Over the last couple of years House of Raeford Farms FLOCK has partnered with LICS, donating chicken on a weekly basis. Last year, FLOCK partnered with LICS to launch the mobile food pantry, a bus that travels around Lexington County meeting clients and delivering food to those unable of making the trip. The partnership goes both ways. While House of Raeford support LICS, LICS thrift store and food pantry were blessings to many House of Raeford employees who were affected by devastating floods earlier this year. House of Raeford FLOCK appreciates the wonderful efforts of LICS and their dedication to ending the cycle of poverty in the Lexington community.
“LICS cannot thank you enough for the partnership with House of Raeford and FLOCK. It is not often in today’s world that we find corporate sponsors who are as dedicated to a mission of serving God’s people as y’all are. We are truly grateful that you share your vision and mission of ‘Glorifying God by serving our neighbors in crisis.’ Thank you for making a difference in our community and particularly the lives of our clients.“– Anna Smith, Director of Community Relations, Lexington Interfaith Community Services