The federal government provides local communities throughout the United States with dollars to support emergency food and shelter initiatives through the Federal Emergency Management Act (FEMA).  A local board of directors meets twice a year to assess community needs and allocate these dollars to appropriate organizations.  United Way serves as the conduit for these funds and coordinates the administrative functions of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Local Board.
The following organizations currently receive EFSP funds through the Local Board for Spartanburg and Union Counties:
  • Salvation Army Cherokee, Spartanburg, & Union
  • Greer Relief & Resources Agency
  • The Haven
  • Miracle Hill Rescue Mission
  • Middle Tyger Community Center (District 5 Family Ministries)
  • Greater Spartanburg Ministries
  • Meals on Wheels of Union
  • SAFE Homes/Rape Crisis Coalition (Spartanburg, Cherokee, & Union)
  • Helping Hands of Woodruff
  • Bethlehem Center
  • TOTAL Ministries
  • Trinity Baptist Church
  • Upstate Family Resource Center
  • Peach Center
  • Iron City Ministries
  • Cherokee Children’s Home
Access the EFSP Restricted Site (EFSP funded agencies only).