Local charity gives away hundreds of grocery gift cards

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A local charity gave away grocery store gift cards Monday morning to help families put food on the table.

Hundreds of people lined up at The Star Gospel Mission to receive a free $50 Piggly Wiggly gift card. About 500 people were lined up at 4 a.m.even though the giveaway didn't begin until 7 a.m.

The Star gospel mission is located at 474 Meeting St. in downtown Charleston.

The $50 cards can only be used to buy food. The charity gave away 1,000 cards.

To be eligible, you had to be at least 18 and bring a picture ID and your social security card.

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