Welcome to Help 4 Kids / Backpack Buddies


 Help4Kids / Backpack Buddies is a 100% volunteer organization that relies solely on donations.   Children should not go to school hungry or without proper clothing, shoes or school supplies. We believe going to school prepared will help them learn and be better able to finish school and go beyond the cycle of poverty into which they were born.

In addition, children should not be hungry during the summer when school is out and they have no access to breakfast and lunch. We believe children should have the opportunity to grow, learn and be a child for as long as they can while receiving the basic needs as all other children.  Every dollar collected goes for the kids.  This year we are celebrating 25 years of feeding hungry children in Horry County.

Walmart Food Drive

 IMG_1966Our next Walmart Food Drive will be held over two weekends:

Saturday, February 14th
Garden City – need volunteers

Saturday, February 21st
Surfside Beach:  Knights volunteering
Neighborhood Market at Ocean Lakes – need volunteers

We need 6 volunteers every 2 hours at the Garden City and Neighborhood Market at Ocean Lakes stores.  We also need packers to load the van.  Please contact us at 843-651-4310 or info@help4kidssc.org if you can help.  Thank You!

Villa Romana Spaghetti Luncheon

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 Join us Friday March 6th
Villa Romana Spaghetti Luncheon to benefit Help4Kids!

11:00 am to 2:00 pm $10.00 per person
Spaghetti w/meat sauce or tomato sauce, Salad & Tea

For tickets, information or orders:  843-651-4310 or info@help4kidssc.org

Tickets available until March 6

Take Out Orders by March 4

Bring a can of ravioli and get an extra door prize ticket


707 South Kings Hwy,  Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


Kroger Community Rewards Program

Help4Kids has been approved for the Kroger Community Rewards program. With a simple swipe of your Kroger Plus Card, Help4Kids will get a donation each time you shop. You will continue to get your own points as well. We are not sure how much we will receive but every dollar counts when trying to feed over 3100 children a week.

All you need to do is the following:
Go to: kroger.com

  • Sign in to your personal account
  • Select ‘My Account’
  • At the bottom, click ‘enroll’ under the Community Rewards banner
  • Enter 61295 and hit ‘search’
  • Help4Kids will appear. Click on the button and then click ‘Enroll’. You’ll see your confirmation at the top of the screen.

This will not affect your own personal Kroger points. If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card, you can either sign-up online or go to the store, get a card and then sign-up online.

If you have any questions, please contact: info@help4kidssc.org.

Help4Kids’ New Van – Thank You!

photoHelp4Kids would like to express their sincere appreciation to the following for helping to replace one of our unreliable Vans:

The Queener family: Brad, Lori, Graycen & Tristan who saw our post on FB and made a very generous donation towards our new Van, enabling us to go forward with the purchase.

The Dutton & McNelis family: Jud, Paula, Zoe & Ruby . Jud, the sales representative at Grand Strand Nissan, who not only made a personal donation but helped us to raise the balance of the cost of the Van! In addition, he is working to help us find donors to replace our other Van, which is also on its last leg!

Grand Strand Nissan, 4701 U.S. 501, Myrtle Beach, who made a donation and was instrumental in making this transaction happen quickly so we had the Van to deliver the food to the schools on time.

The Jackson Family for their donation.
Alan Yoho, the owner of Coastal Auto Restyling, LLC. for providing the ” Help4Kids/Backpack Buddies” logo on the Van.

Good Morning Carolinas visits Help4Kids

Be sure and watch Amanda Kinseth from Good Morning Carolina with H4Ks volunteers pack school supplies and weekend food for Backpack Buddies!

Annual Vienna Sausage Drive

Backpack Buddies provides food packs every weekend during the school year to over 3,000 hungry kids in Horry County. Vienna sausages provide the protein in the package and the kids love them! Every year we depend on generous churches, organizations, businesses and individuals to help us make sure than no child goes to bed hungry…and we are very grateful for your help!  Please join us again this year and remember,  whether you contribute one can or several cases,


Sausages can be dropped off at the Help 4 Kids office at
12053-B Frontage Rd, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, (843) 651-4310

Thank you for your help feeding the children we serve.

Food List for Back Pack Buddies

  • Pop Tarts
  • Pudding   
  • Cereal (individual 10-pack)
  • Ravioli
  • Easy Mac & Cheese (individual)   
  • Juice Boxes
  • Ramen Noodles

Next time you're at the grocery store, please remember Help4Kids.

Deliver to:

12053 Hwy 17 South Bypass
Garden City, SC 29576
For Pickup Call : 843- 651-4310 

List of School Supplies

  • Paper
  • Pencils & Pens
  • Black Marble composition books
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • 3-inch Plastic Binders
  • Erasers
  • Folders
  • And always Book Bags any size.

List of Items Needed for the Kids.

  •  Socks
  •  Underwear  
  •  Pajamas
  •  Hygiene Products
  • Blankets and Sleeping Bags when weather turns cold
Your help is greatly appreciated.