Hundreds of food gift cards given out in downtown Charleston

VIDEO: Hundreds of food gift cards to be given out in downtown Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - People started lining up on Sunday for Monday morning’s food gift card giveaway at the Star Gospel Mission in downtown Charleston.

The organization hosts the giveaway every year, and this year they expected to give out 800 gift cards to people in need. Each gift card had $70 on it to use at any Bi-Lo location.

The gift card distribution began around 7:30 a.m. To get a gift card, you had to be 35 years old and must have your photo ID and social security card. You could not pick up for someone else and the gift cards couldn’t be used for alcohol, tobacco or lottery products.

The Star Gospel Mission is an organization that provides transitional housing for homeless men and helps with rental assistance, utility assistance and transportation. To read more about the organization, click: here.

Charleston Police were at the distribution to make sure everything moved smoothly.

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