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.

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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.

Help4Kids Van needs HELP!


Food donations this summer have been wonderful.  However, just as we begin to fill our weekend food bags for Backpack Buddies, one of our two school delivery vans has become unreliable.  It has over 200,000 ‘hard’ miles and continues to break down.

We are asking for donations to be sent to our address with “VAN” in memo.  We must have both vans in working order to deliver food to each of our 28 Horry County schools every Friday.  Please contact us if you know of a gently used van available for donation or at a great price!IMG_1966


Help4Kids / Backpack Buddies
12053 Hwy 17 South Bypass
Garden City, SC 29576

Phone: 843- 651-4310
email:  info@help4kidssc.org



Walmart Food Drive Saturday, September 6th

Our next Walmart Food Drive will be held Saturday, September 6th at both the Garden City and Surfside Beach locations.  We need six volunteers every two hours at both stores.  We also need packers to help load the van.  Please contact us at 843-651-4310 or email us at info@help4kidssc.org if you can help!

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!

Met Glas Loves Back Pack Buddies


Metglas delivered a generous check to us for the kids.

We appreciate all of their help. Back to School, Vienna Sausage Campaign, Christmas and all year they are there for us.

Food List for Back Pack Buddies

  • Pop Tarts
  • Pudding   
  • Cereal       
  • Fruit Cups
  • Ravioli
  • Mac & Cheese (ind pkg)   
  • Juice
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Canned Meats
  • Powdered Drink Mixes
  • Oatmeal & Cereal (ind pkg)
  • Gift cards for fresh produce & milk

Next time you're at the grocery store, don't forget Help4Kids.

Deliver to:

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

List of School Supplies

  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Black Marble composition books
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • 2 inch Plastic Binders
  • Erasers
  • Crayons
  • 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.