Clover Assistance Center Cuts Ties with Second Harvest Food Bank

Clover Area Assistance Center will no longer receive food from Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, leaving the nonprofit without solutions for replacing most of its stock. The Clover center’s board voted in late March to end its relationship of more than 15 years with Second Harvest following several incidents dating to 2012.  “It drastically impacts us,” said Karen van Vierssen, CAAC director. “It drastically impacts our community, and it has nothing to do with feeding people.” Before the March vote, about 38 percent of CAAC’s food came from community donations. The remaining food came from Second Harvest. More than 60 percent of the Second Harvest food came free through The Emergency Food Assistance Program ...
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River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions Charities Presented a $14,000 Donation to CAAC

CAAC Check (2) (1)RJ Phillips of the River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions Charities presented a $14,000 donation to CAAC’s executive director Karen van Vierssen at a recent Clover Area Assistance Center fundraising event.

The money will provide food, financial assistance, and health and educational services to clients in the Clover School District.

The Lions also provide eyeglasses and hearing aids for people in need. The club donate about $100,000 to 35 charities annually.

Education makes a difference! Living Basics Classes (LBC) of varied topics are offered on-site. We support continuing education through our partnership with Tri-District Adult Education.

Electricity. Water. Rent. Prescriptions. Food. When money is limited, deciding which bill to pay is hard. We may be able to help.

Our Full Choice Pantry gives people the opportunity to select foods directly from the pantry shelves.

Through the services of local healthcare professionals, limited medical, dental, optical, and hearing care is available to uninsured adults.

Clover Area Assistance Center (CAAC) is the central nonprofit service agency within the boundaries of the Clover School District that those with needs turn to and those with resources support. If a person’s needs go beyond the scope of our programs, we utilize our ever-growing network of partners throughout York County to ensure that help can be found.