Vision Educational Center caters to the nutrition and education needs of impoverished children, adults, and families. To tend to these needs, we create, facilitate, and implement the following programs:
Our soup kitchen is available to low-income families, homeless individuals, as well as people with disabilities. Through our soup kitchen, these individuals can fill their stomachs with hot home-cooked meals made with love.
The kitchen is open Monday through Friday from 12 PM to 1 PM. Please be reminded that we use a seat-in only approach. Carry-outs are not allowed.
Neighborhood Commodity Supplemental Food Program (NCSFP)
NCSFP is one of the nutrition programs backed by USDA. Eligible families will receive free monthly nutrition information as well as nutritious foods like vegetables, canned fruits, fruit juices, pasta, meats, cheese, and cereals.
As such, we also hold nutritional classes for the seniors every quarter which will be taught by our professional teachers.
To be eligible for this program, an individual should meet the following requirements:
- should be 60 years old and up
- a resident of Dillon County
- individual/household income that falls into the categories below:
- 1 $1,287
- 2 $1,736
- 3 $2,184
- 4 $2,633
- 5 $3,081
- 6 $3,530
- 7 $3,980
- 8 $4,430
Please be reminded that your application will not be started unless you have your picture ID and proof of income with you. Kindly bring these documents with you when applying for the program.
Affordable After-School Program
With this program, children will receive guidance and assistance in finishing their homework from trained staff and highly qualified teachers. This program is open to kids 5 to 12 years old.
As a CACFP provider, VEC provides daily nutritional, hot meal to each child. We are also an ABC provider working with children K4-12th grade. Daily nutritious meals and snacks are provided to kids from Monday through Friday. To enroll, please visit this link.
Summer Feeding Program
VEC participates in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) every summer. We provide meals to all children ages 18 and younger with no charge, regardless of their race, color, sex, origin, age, or disability.
As such, during the course of the meal service, we do not tolerate discrimination. Meal services will be provided to the counties of Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro, and Chesterfield.
Free hot meals available. Meal Services covers the month of June to August, from Monday to Friday. Hours may vary depending on location.
Every summer, we hold summer camps to help children continue their studies and reviews for the next level of education. We teach them the necessary subjects which they will likely meet for the next school year.
This program is open to kids ages 5 to 12 years old and we provide daily nutritional meals for them. To enroll, do not hesitate to contact us.
We hope to sustain these programs to help keep the members of our communities educated and healthy. If you wish to make a contribution to our efforts, you may donate or sponsor a child. You can also volunteer for various activities within the organization. For more information, please call 843-627-3212 (Dillon) or 864-214-9009 (Greenville).