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Trying to pick a health insurance plan can be a chore for anyone. For many people, just mentioning the word "open enrollment" sends shivers down the spine. It seems like there's always a nagging feeling that you're wasting money, choosing a plan with poor in-network care, or both. One would think that health insurance gets easier as you approach retirement age, but the truth is that picking an initial Medicare coverage plan can be daunting.

Unfortunately, the confusing process of signing up for Medicare causes many seniors to forego healthcare coverage altogether. After all, Medicare enrollment can involve several federal agencies, including the Social Security Administration (or SSA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (or CMS).

At Senior Medicare Insurance Services, our passion is guiding seniors through the confusion of Medicare. That way, they can enjoy retirement with peace of mind knowing they are protected and ready for life after 65. We work with dozens of insurance companies, giving our clients the chance to choose a plan that best fits their lifestyle.

We choose to design our senior insurance plans with a focus on optimal benefits structure, lower costs, and personalized service. Some independent insurance agencies see their aging customers as nothing more than a financial transaction waiting to happen. In contrast, we treat each of our clients with respect and dignity as we help them navigate the confusing waters of Medicare. Combined with individualized service, we help older Americans make well-informed decisions about insurance. Whether you're in need of senior Medicare Supplement Plan insurance in Columbia or simply have questions about signing up for Medicare, our team is here to help.

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What is Medicare?

If you're approaching the golden years of your life, it's important you understand what Medicare is if you don't already.

Medicare is a federal health insurance program reserved for people older than 65 who have worked full-time for at least ten years. The Medicare program is paid for by a combination of worker payroll tax, premiums paid by Medicare enrollees, and the U.S. government.

There are four parts of Medicare:

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This type of Medicare is free for most U.S. citizens. Medicare Part A helps older adults pay for care in a nursing facility, hospital visits, and some forms of in-home senior care.

This tier costs around $100 per month. It covers different outpatient services like lab tests, preventative care, doctor's visits, mental health care, clinical trials, and some forms of surgery.

This type of Medicare is most often called Medicare Advantage. This tier of Medicare allows seniors to choose health plans provided by insurance companies like Senior Medicare Insurance Services. Individuals who use Medicare Advantage commonly use Medicare supplement plan insurance to help pay for health care costs that Original Medicare won't cover, like coinsurance, deductibles, and copayments.

Sometimes called "PDPs," these plans add drug coverage to standard Medicare, some Medicare Private Fee-for-Service Plans (PFFS), some Medicare Cost Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans (MSA).

The amount of money you pay for your health care depends on several factors, including:

At Senior Medicare Insurance Services, we offer a number of health insurance solutions for seniors. Two of our most used services include Medicare Advantage plan insurance and Medicare supplement plan insurance.

Senior Medicare Supplement Plan Insurance in Columbia

Sometimes called Medigap, the purpose of Medicare Supplement Insurance is to help fill in "gaps" that might not be covered by Original Medicare. You can think of a Medigap policy as a supplement for your Original Medicare benefits.

Private companies like Senior Medicare Insurance Services sell this type of insurance right here in South Carolina. While Original Medicare will pay for much of the cost associated with health care services you need, it may not cover all of your expenses. Generally, Medigap policies do not cover costs stemming from eyeglasses, private-duty nurses, dental care, hearing aids, or long-term care.

Depending on the Medicare Supplement Plan that you choose, it may cover out-of-the-country medical services when you travel abroad. Assuming you have Original Medicare coverage, your policy will cover its share of Medicare-approved health care costs. Once your Original Medicare coverage reaches its limit, your Medigap policy will pay its share of the fees.

Our Medigap policies are drafted to meet your specific needs, and can help cover remaining health care costs such as:

Deductibles

Copayments

Coinsurance

Important Information About Senior Supplement Plan Insurance

To dispel some confusion, you should know that a Medigap policy is not the same as a Medicare Advantage Plan. The latter helps you receive Medicare benefits, while the former supplements the benefits you obtain through your Original Medicare plan. As you begin to explore Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans, keep the following important information in mind:

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As you begin to explore Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans, keep the following important information in mind:

  • To qualify for a Medigap policy, you must first have Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B.
  • Payments on your Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan will be made to the private insurance company that you choose, like Senior Medicare Insurance Services. These payments are made every month and are paid in addition to the monthly payment you make for Medicare Part B.
  • If you are the holder of a Medicare Advantage Plan, it is illegal for an insurance company to sell you a senior Medicare Supplement Policy. If you plan on switching back to an Original Medicare plan, you may be able to purchase a Medigap policy.
  • If you have health problems as you age, your standardized Medigap policy is guaranteed to be renewable. So long as you pay your monthly premium, your insurance provider cannot cancel your policy.
  • Medigap policies only cover one person. If you have a spouse or family member that would like coverage, they must purchase a separate policy.
  • You may only buy a Senior Medicare Supplement Plan from an insurance agent that is licensed to sell them in your state. Senior Medicare Insurance Services has been licensed to sell Medigap policies in South Carolina for years. We have helped countless seniors get the Medicare coverage they need and continue to do so to this day.
  • In the past, Medigap policies were able to cover costs related to prescription drugs. As of January 1st, 2006, prescription drug coverage is not available on Medicare Supplement Plans. The best way to get coverage for your prescription drugs is to join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, often called Part D. Contact our office today to learn more about paying premiums on Medigap and Medicare plans.

For many people, the best time to buy senior Medicare Supplement Plan Insurance in Columbia is during the 7 months Medigap Open Enrollment Period. This period starts the day you turn 65 years old, so long as you hold Medical Insurance (Medicare Part B). Generally, during the enrollment period, you get more policy choices and better pricing. Once the enrollment period is over, you may not be able to purchase a Medigap policy. Contact Senior Medicare Insurance Services today to determine if you qualify for a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan.

Senior Medicare Advantage Plan Insurance in Columbia, SC

A Medicare Advantage Plan is a kind of Medicare health coverage designed to provide seniors with all their Part A and Part B Medicare benefits. Many Medicare Advantage Plans will often include coverage of the following:

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In addition, most Medicare Advantage Plans give seniors coverage for their prescription drug needs. When you enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan through Senior Medicare Insurance Services, your Medicare benefits are covered through your plan and will not be paid for by traditional Medicare.

How Medicare Advantage Plans Work

Sometimes called "MA Plans" or "Part C," Medicare Advantage Plans are considered an "all in one" solution to Original Medicare. Senior Medicare Advantage Plans are only offered by private companies that are approved, like Senior Medicare Insurance Services. Seniors who enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan are still on Medicare. However, these individuals enjoy bundled plans that give seniors the benefits of hospital insurance (Medicare Part A), medical insurance (Medicare Part B), and sometimes drug coverage (Part D).

Medicare Advantage Plans are very popular because they cover all Medicare services and make life a little easier for seniors who have trouble understanding the nuances of Medicare.

When you contact Senior Medicare Insurance Services to choose your Medicare Advantage Plan, ask your agent about Medicare prescription drug coverage. Unless you already have drug coverage (Part D), you should seriously consider Part D coverage to help reduce costs associated with prescription drugs. You may also want to consider a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan to help fill gaps in coverage that Original Medicare will not cover.

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Medicare Advantage Plan Insurance Rules

Medicare works by paying a set amount of money to the companies that offer senior Medicare Advantage Plan insurance in Columbia. That money is used to pay for the care services that you need. Because Medicare Advantage Plans are different, you should expect out-of-pocket costs to vary depending on the plan you choose.

Different plans have different rules for how you receive services, such as:

  • If you must go to facilities, suppliers, or doctors that belong to your Advantage Plan for non-urgent and non-emergency care.
  • Whether you must get a referral to see a specialized doctor
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Companies that offer Medicare Advantage Plans must follow strict rules, which are set by Medicare and can change every year.

Paying for Your Senior Medicare Advantage Plan Insurance

How much you pay for your Medicare Advantage Plan varies and depends on a few different factors. In most cases, if you need a kind of medical service, you will need to rely on the doctors and providers in your plan's service area and network to pay the lowest amounts. In some cases, if you choose to use a service outside of your plan's network of coverage, you may have to pay out-of-pocket.

We encourage you to contact our office today to learn more about Medicare Advantage Plans, how they work, what your options are, and how often you will have to pay out-of-pocket, if at all.

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The Senior Medicare Insurance Services Commitment

Since our company was founded, we have led the insurance industry by providing our clients with the most valuable, helpful insurance solutions available. We are fully committed to our current and prospective clients by:

  • Choosing to focus on personalized, one-on-one service. When you work with our team, know that we will always design your health insurance plan with your best interests in mind.
  • Listening to your specific needs.
  • Responding to all inquiries and questions promptly and with a friendly attitude.
  • Providing you with the best customer service in the senior health insurance industry, whether you have questions or are ready to move forward with a Medicare plan.
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Our mission is to help give seniors the best Medicare assistance available so that they may understand the Medicare process and make an informed health coverage decision. We have the knowledge, skills, and experience to assist anyone interested in Medicare. Our personal goal is to become a lifetime resource for our clients and give them greater confidence in choosing their insurance plans.

Latest News in Columbia, SC

Local history: A look back at Columbia’s former Black Business District

In the early to mid-twentieth century, there was an area of downtown Columbia that was home to hundreds of locally owned black businesses.COLUMBIA, S.C. — Over the past year, News 19 has taken a look back at some of Columbia's historic neighborhoods, but did you know there was a line of black businesses along several downtown streets that were once known as Columbia's Black Business District?It was a thriving area filled with black entrepreneurs, restaurant owners, morticians, bankers and even barbers, but over the years,...

In the early to mid-twentieth century, there was an area of downtown Columbia that was home to hundreds of locally owned black businesses.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Over the past year, News 19 has taken a look back at some of Columbia's historic neighborhoods, but did you know there was a line of black businesses along several downtown streets that were once known as Columbia's Black Business District?

It was a thriving area filled with black entrepreneurs, restaurant owners, morticians, bankers and even barbers, but over the years, this once bustling hub for African Americans has become non-existent.

We’re focusing on two blocks along Washington Street and sharing the stories of two women as they recount their experiences in Columbia's Black Business District.

"People would come from all over, from everywhere to Columbia, and they would congregate downtown,” said Alex Irving-Furgess.

Furgess has fond memories of growing up in Columbia. She was raised in Columbia’s Historic Wheeler Hill Neighborhood, but remembers the hustle and bustle of downtown’s Washington Street.

"There were black businesses in several areas of Columbia,” said Furgess. “But the Washington Street area was most convenient for people who came from Lexington, West Columbia, Cayce, Eastover, Gaston, Bishopville. They came from everywhere."

Richland Library has a host of photos that are a snapshot in time of what life was like during the Jim Crow Era when black residents of the city were not welcome in many white-owned businesses.

"There were stores on Main Street that black people did not go in,” said Millercin Weeks. “You know, you just walked on by, you didn't consider going, you didn't worry about it."

Weeks has lived in Columbia for more than 70 years. As a child, she spent her Saturdays running errands with her family and shopping at locally-owned black businesses in the heart of the Capital City.

"What I remember was coming to town on Saturdays, dressed up. You did not come downtown looking cheesy,” said Weeks. “The businesses were just thriving up and down Washington Street."

"Black people would meet on Saturday,” said Furgess. “You would come to Columbia, do your shopping, get your hair done, get a haircut and get ready for church on Sunday. My dad got a lot of people's hair in preparation for Sunday."

Furgess's father was one of the many black entrepreneurs who worked along the 1000 block of Washington Street.

"My dad's name was Joe and his barber shop was Joe's Barbershop and a lot of people liked him and he liked a lot of people,” said Furgess. “He opened his barbershop in the early fifties, but he had been working here since 1949 and he kept his barbershop open until 1999."

It's stories like these that excite people like John Sherrer, the Director of Preservation for Historic Columbia, because he says this area was an integral component of day to day life in Columbia.

"When you talk to older folks in Columbia, they're familiar with the area, but newer people don't necessarily know of it,” said Sherrer. “So much of that past has been largely lost due to just physical changes in our landscape."

One of the few remining structures from this period of time is the North Carolina Mutual Building. Built in 1909, this building included tenants like attorney Nathaniel J. Frederic and the Colored State Fair Association. But what happened to this haven for black South Carolinians?

"Quite frankly, integration. The opportunity for people of color to more fully integrate into businesses without physical restriction within the downtown and else,” said Sherrer.

"The first shopping center was out on Two Notch Road,” said Weeks. “Once we started leaving downtown to shop, then that's really what wore that out in terms of the black businesses."

Both Mrs. Furgess and Ms. Weeks say it's important for younger generations to know their history.

"It is our history,” said Weeks. “I mean, it is their history, and every child needs to know what made them who they are. In essence, everything good or bad makes you who you are and those parents who lived through that made you who you are.”

We reached out to several people to talk about Columbia’s former Black Business District. They all fondly remember landmarks like the Capitol Theater, Counts Drugstore and the Greenleaf Restaurant. Images depicted in a mural by local artist Ija Charles located on the side of Main Street entitled, “The Pursuit of Opportunity.”

‘Tis the Season: Holiday Lights in Columbia SC

In Relationship With Experience Columbia SCThe holidays are right around the corner! What better way to get into the spirit of the season than with a holiday getaway to the capital city with friends or family to see lights across the city. Keep reading to discover where to find the best holiday light displays in Columbia SC.Lights at Riverbanks Zoo Columbia has become nothing short of a light show thanks to rockstar events like ...

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The holidays are right around the corner! What better way to get into the spirit of the season than with a holiday getaway to the capital city with friends or family to see lights across the city. Keep reading to discover where to find the best holiday light displays in Columbia SC.

Lights at Riverbanks Zoo Columbia has become nothing short of a light show thanks to rockstar events like Lights at Riverbanks Zoo. On select evenings in November and December, you can experience Riverbanks Zoo & Garden after hours, illuminated by nearly a million lights and more than 350 hand crafted images. Take a picture with Santa and roast marshmallows at the Jingle Bell Bonfire at this magical winter wonderland where it “snows” every evening.

Carolina Lights If you’re looking for a light show downtown, the South Carolina State Fairgrounds is once again hosting Carolina Lights. Load up the car, grab a cup of hot cocoa and get in the holiday spirit with the 4th annual drive-through light show. Carolina Lights will feature more than 100 individual LED light displays, including favorites from last year along with several new displays.

Fireflies Holiday Lights New to the holiday lights scene is Fireflies Holiday Lights, hosted at Segra Park, home to Columbia’s minor league baseball team, in the up-and-coming BullStreet District. From November 19th-December 31st, come see the ballpark decked out in over one million LED lights and discover holiday shopping, kids crafts and activities, and holiday-themed food and drinks.

Holiday Lights on the River You’d be remiss not to experience the heart of SC’s largest drive-through holiday light show. Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park boasts three miles of lights featuring colorful, animated light displays. In addition to the light show, you’ll find activities like the winter wonder tube slide, a laser light show, letters to Santa, and the Santa’s Claus’et Gift Shop.

Governor’s Carolighting It wouldn’t be the holidays without a slew of traditions that get you feeling jolly. We’ve heard it said that Christmas in South Carolina doesn’t officially start until the annual Governor’s Carolighting. On the steps of the South Carolina State House, you’ll enjoy musical performances, a visit from Santa, sweet treats, and more as we light the 40-foot tree that sits on the corner of Gervais and Main on Sunday, November 20th at 6 pm. The tree will stay up and lit until after the holiday season wraps for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.

Learn more and get inspired at ExperienceColumbiaSC.com

9 restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Columbia SC where you can get a traditional holiday meal

Stressing over how to pull together a traditional Thanksgiving meal this year?Just know that some Columbia restaurants have your back.We’re barely two weeks away from another Thanksgiving and all the delicious food that comes with it — be it turkey or ham, along with sizable portions of sides, such as mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. But preparing all that food can be a daunting task, especially if you have a large family.With that in mind, several Columbia restaurants plan to be open on Thanksgiving ...

Stressing over how to pull together a traditional Thanksgiving meal this year?

Just know that some Columbia restaurants have your back.

We’re barely two weeks away from another Thanksgiving and all the delicious food that comes with it — be it turkey or ham, along with sizable portions of sides, such as mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. But preparing all that food can be a daunting task, especially if you have a large family.

With that in mind, several Columbia restaurants plan to be open on Thanksgiving Day so families can have a traditional meal, but none of the work that goes into making one.

Here are nine Columbia restaurants serving traditional meals on Thanksgiving Day.

Rio Brazilian will offer everything you want to eat for Thanksgiving and more. The restaurant will be open 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

According to a Facebook post, the restaurant will serve traditional Thanksgiving dishes along with its regular menu. Rio Brazilian normally has everything a meat lover could want, from bacon-wrapped filets to top round sirloin and pork sausage.

Rio Brazilian is located at 410 Columbiana Drive.

According to its website, California Dreaming in Columbia will be open on Thanksgiving Day, “serving a traditional feast of roasted turkey and ham with crowd-pleasing sides in addition to menu favorites.”

The restaurant will be open starting at 10:30 a.m. Click here to make an online reservation.

The restaurant will also offer Thanksgiving meals to go. Click here to order.

California Dreaming in Columbia is located at 401 Main Street.

The family-owned Lizard’s Thicket will have all the Thanksgiving sides and desserts you could need for your entire family. The restaurant will be open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, but if you want any of those tasty sides, you’ll need to order 24 hours in advance. From candied yams and collards to green beans, apple pie, carrot cake and blackberry cobbler, Lizard’s should have something for you.

To order online or view all of Lizard’s Columbia-area locations, click here.

Halls Chophouse in Columbia will offer a special menu on top of its regular menu items from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The special menu includes your choice of traditional roasted turkey or southern fried turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, roasted Brussels sprouts and whipped Yukon Gold potatoes. Desserts such as apple pie, pecan pie and pumpkin pie will also be available.

The restaurant will also offer Thanksgiving meals to go again this year. For meal order details, click here.

You can find Halls Chophouse at 1221 Main Street.

The national buffet chain will, naturally, offer an all-you-can-eat meal on Thanksgiving Day, including traditional favorites such as turkey and ham, along with a new roast beef offering this year. The chain will also provide full Thanksgiving meals to go. Customers can order online through the Golden Corral app for curbside pickup or delivery.

Golden Corral in Columbia can be found at 5300 Forest Drive.

Cracker Barrel is another national chain known for offering meals on Thanksgiving Day and this year will be no exception. You can also pre-order a full Thanksgiving feast that includes two turkey breasts, dressing, three sides, two pies and more. To pre-order or find one of the restaurant’s several Columbia-area locations, click here.

How about having your Thanksgiving Day meal this year in a restored, 1930s RC Cola bottling plant? Cola’s in downtown Columbia will offer a traditional turkey dinner, along with a few other entree options. Service will begin at noon and last reservations will be at 7:30 p.m.

Cola’s is located at 1215 Assembly Street.

Located inside the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, this upscale restaurant usually offers a Thanksgiving meal each year, whether you’re a hotel guest or not. The restaurant’s website notes that it will have a Thanksgiving meal this year, but does not yet what the menu items will be, only that the offerings will be “coming soon.”

Columbo’s is located at 2100 Bush River Road.

Savor a family Thanksgiving meal at Ruth’s Chris Steak House this year. The chain restaurant will offer a three-course Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings. Take-home dinners and sides to go will also be available. Click here to view dine-in and online order options.

Ruth’s in Columbia is located at 924-A Senate Street.

This story was originally published November 14, 2022 4:02 PM.

How state leaders plan to address thousands of unfilled job openings

There are about 105,000 open jobs in South Carolina without any applicantsCOLUMBIA, S.C. — As South Carolina sees increased economic investment, state lawmakers are studying how to keep up with the growing demand of workers.According to state lawmakers, new companies have invested more than $1.4 billion dollars in South Carolina, creating more than 3,000 jobs over the last year.The state's Manufacturing Alliance said there are over 5,000 manufacturer...

There are about 105,000 open jobs in South Carolina without any applicants

COLUMBIA, S.C. — As South Carolina sees increased economic investment, state lawmakers are studying how to keep up with the growing demand of workers.

According to state lawmakers, new companies have invested more than $1.4 billion dollars in South Carolina, creating more than 3,000 jobs over the last year.

The state's Manufacturing Alliance said there are over 5,000 manufacturers that call South Carolina home and employ more than 12% of the state's workforce.

However, there aren't enough trained workers to fill open positions.

"I have looked at over 100,000 jobs that we don’t have employees for," said Rep. Rita Allison.

On Friday, state lawmakers heard from manufacturers, construction companies, and tech companies who say they're having a tough time finding qualified candidates.

"As we try to scale up and bring in new talent it doesn't seem like it’s there for the taking," said one Charleston based manufacturer.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, South Carolina's workforce participation rate is 56% -- below the national average of 62%

Experts say some causes are the state's large retiring population and lack of education and access to child care.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October is 3.3 percent. Read South Carolina's October Employment Situation report and statement by Executive Director Dan Ellzey at https://t.co/32st3Iprnb. pic.twitter.com/ZSv2aucpB2

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"After the pandemic we found that a lot of our families both who have worked before, someone had to stay home with children," said Allison.

Officials with SEW Eurodrive, Middle Tyger Community Center and Spartanburg District 5 told the panel of lawmakers about a partnership they’ve developed to expand childcare options for working families in Spartanburg County.

They said a model like this could work in other parts of the state.

“We have seen the difference it makes with quality early childhood care,” said Spartanburg District 5 Superintendent Dr. Randall Gary.

Other recommendations lawmakers heard was expanding apprenticeship programs throughout the state.

"What companies have to do is be more proactive, recruit on the front end, talk people into being interested in your industry and then build a roadway for them to become qualified," said Midlands Technical College Business Solutions Director Jeremy Cato.

Cato said Midlands Tech is about to open a new Center for Business and Information Technologies which will prepare students to meet the growing demand for skilled jobs in the area.

"We need those companies to stay here and be successful because Columbia’s a town where we lose a lot of our young talent," said Cato.

Soda City Live: Local law firm and barbershop to give away 300 turkeys ahead of thanksgiving

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Stanley Law Group in conjunction with Toliver’s Mane Event Barbershop, announces it will donate 300 frozen turkeys to families in Richland County, South Carolina in time for Thanksgiving. This donation is a part of The Stanley Law Group’s ongoing mission to help build stronger communities.As a part of this effort, The Stanley Law Group is organizing a drive-thru Turkey Giveaway at Toliver’s Mane Event Barbershop located at 6102 N. Main St., Columbia, SC 29203 on Tuesday, November 22nd at 10:00 ...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Stanley Law Group in conjunction with Toliver’s Mane Event Barbershop, announces it will donate 300 frozen turkeys to families in Richland County, South Carolina in time for Thanksgiving. This donation is a part of The Stanley Law Group’s ongoing mission to help build stronger communities.

As a part of this effort, The Stanley Law Group is organizing a drive-thru Turkey Giveaway at Toliver’s Mane Event Barbershop located at 6102 N. Main St., Columbia, SC 29203 on Tuesday, November 22nd at 10:00 A.M. One turkey will be provided to per vehicle, and all attendees are encouraged to stay in their vehicles.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 34 million people, including 9 million children, in the United States are food insecure. The pandemic has increased food insecurity among families with children and communities of color who already faced hunger at much higher rates before the pandemic.

Giving away turkeys is especially important for Richland County’s most vulnerable residents after more than two years of devastating losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Last year, we saw how impactful our turkey drive was. There were cars lined up for blocks as people arrived several hours prior to the beginning of the event just to get a place in line. Due to the volume of traffic, we were forced to start the event 2 hours early and we gave out 200 turkeys in roughly 45 minutes. After seeing how much of a need there is in our community, we decided to increase the number of turkeys to 300,” said Mark B. Stanley, Co-Owner of The Stanley Law Group.

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