Food Pantry

Members of St. Matthew's, aided by local Episcopal churches, set up a market for those in the community who need food. The Food Pantry feeds 80 families every week of the year. Help is always welcome.

We believe that every person has a fundamental right to good, nutritious food. Our actions arise out of our commitment to the Gospel imperative: “You give them something to eat.” We strive to serve every family that comes to us for help.

Contact: Don Davis

Education Equals Hope

An education ministry headquartered in York, SC, but serving young people in Ecuador, Haiti, Rwanda, Uganda, and Costa Rica. 

The successful scholarship programs used by sites in Ecuador that have a long-term relationship with our missionaries, Cameron and Roberto Vivanco, has been replicated and adapted for use around the world. Education Equals Hope is dedicated to making this ministry model available wherever it is needed.

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Contact: Rob Brown

VCOM Free Medical Clinic

St. Matthew's members who are doctors and nurses partner with VIA College of Medicine to provide a clinic offering a range of medical services and referrals. The clinic is offered every Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 am.

Since 2010 Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s (SRHS) partnership with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) has enriched not only the students but the Upstate community as well. VCOM’s Carolina campus graduated their first class in 2015 with 151 students.

The first medical school in the Upstate of South Carolina, the VCOM – Carolinas Campus was completed in 2011 at the former Spartan Mill site. VCOM was a starting point for the ongoing revitalization of Spartanburg’s north side and has been a fixture in the community ever since.

St. Matthew’s medical partnership expanded by offering dental care (screening and preventive services) for youth ages 4 through 18 who do not have dental insurance or Medicaid. Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg brings their large mobile van to the St. Matthew's parking lot, fully equipped with dental stations and welcoming dental staff. 

Contact: Don Davis

Bishop's Initiative

The South Carolina Bishops’ Public Education Initiative is an effort by Episcopal, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and Methodist bishops from around our state to bring the resources of over 500,000 members to work to improve the educational opportunities of our poorest children.

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