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.   Over 25 years of feeding hungry children in Horry County.

Walmart Food Drive – Four Locations

We will be holding our monthly food drive at four Walmart locations this month.  We need six volunteers for each shift at each store plus individuals to load and unload the van the day before and day after the food drive.

Surfside Beach, the Neighborhood Market @ Ocean Lakes and North Myrtle Beach (Gator Hole).

Saturday, September 17th:
— 9:30 am – noon
— noon – 2 pm
— 2 – 4 pm

The Knights of Columbus will volunteer in Garden City.  If you can help, please send us an email at info@help4kidssc.org or call our office 843-651-4310 (M-F, 9am-4pm). While shopping at Walmart, please remember Backpack Buddies and help us fill our vans.  Thank you for helping us feed the children of Horry County!

Vienna Sausage Drive – Every Can Helps!

sausagesBackpack Buddies provides food packs to almost 3,000 hungry kids in Horry County every weekend during the school year. Vienna sausages provide 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.

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 @
2523 Forestbrook Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588; 9 am – 4 pm, M – F
— or —
Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union locations:
• Myrtle Beach – 1010 21st Avenue North; 29577 and 4254 Holmestown Road; 29588
• Surfside Beach – 1610-C Highway 17 S; 29575
• Conway – 2518 Main Street; 29526
• Little River – 1602 Highway 17; 29566
— or —
• Pelican’s Stadium – 1251 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
• Noah’s Ark Baby Shop – 1419 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
• A Plus Auto – 1507 Hwy 9E (aka 1507 SC-9), Longs, SC 29568

Thank you for your help feeding the children we serve

Villa Romana Help4Kids Annual Spaghetti Luncheon


Please plan to attend!

        Help 4 Kids

     Backpack Buddies

   Spaghetti Luncheon

      Friday, May 6th

        11 am – 2 pm



707 South Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach 29577
Spaghetti w/meat sauce or tomato sauce and Salad & Tea
Tickets $10:00
Call 843-651-4310 or 843-650-8531

Thank you for your support!

Help4Kids Knights in Shining Armor!

5D34BFAF-E6A4-4194-8F76-FD45B98B2285These are two of the Knights of Columbus that volunteer at Help4Kids. The Knights distribute food packs to Horry County schools for our Backpack Buddies’ Program, volunteer at our Walmart Food Drives in Garden City throughout the year, pick-up donations at the Pelicans’ on Backpack Buddies Monday home games and are there when we pick-up the phone to ask for help.

We want to thank the Knights for their continuing support and let them know that we can feed Barb’s kids, only because of them.

Easter Baskets for Barb’s Kids

IMG_7136 (2)A BIG Thank You to the children and parents of St. Michael’s Catholic School. They donated these beautiful Easter Baskets!

We also want to thank all of you for the candy, stuffed animals, toys and baskets we received.  We are so grateful to be able to share these with Barb’s Kids!


Grand Opening — Walmart, Murrells Inlet Neighborhood Market

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Help4Kids was very excited to be part of the opening of the new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Murrells Inlet. We are grateful for their donation to Backpack Buddies. Here’s a picture of the staff of the new Walmart with Devin Paharm, the Manager.  Next week, they will begin to collect food for our Backpack Buddies Program.  Thank You Walmart!

Backpack Buddies’ Food List

  • Vienna Sausage
  • Canned Ravioli or Pasta (pop-top)
  • Peanut Butter Crackers
  • Chicken Noodle Soup

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

Deliver to our address:

2523 Forestbrook Road
Myrtle Beach, SC  29588

For Pickup Call : 843-651-4310

List of Summer Needs

  • Hot Dogs & Buns / Mustard / Catsup
  • Bologna / Cheese Sandwiches
  • Jars of Peanut Butter / Jelly / White Bread
  • Cupcakes / Cookies / Chips
  • Juice & Kool Aid
  • Outdoor Toys, Balls, Hula Hoops
  • Markers, Crayons, Glue, Construction Paper
  • anything else Kids love to have in the summer!

Walmart Food Drive 

Surfside Beach, Garden City, Neighborhood Market @ Ocean Lakes & North Myrtle Beach:  July 16th.  Please send us an email if you can help:  info@help4kidssc.org or give us a call:  843-651-4310.

Clothing needed for Barb’s Kids.

  • Clothes Boy & Girl size 4-14
  • New Shoes Boys & Girls
  •  Socks
  •  Underwear  
  •  Pajamas
  •  Hygiene Products
Your help is greatly appreciated.