During late June, Help 4 Kids gave a presentation to over 200 children attending the Ebenezer Baptist Vacation Bible School.
Special thanks to Wilcox Office Mart for loaning their trucks to help with our Walmart food drive in August.
During July, Blue Cross/Blue Shield employees held a food drive for Help 4 Kids.
During July, Help 4 Kids gave presentations to the Breakfast Rotary in Florence and to the Rotary in Bennettsville.
On July 23rd , Help 4 Kids held a Mother and Child packing day at the warehouse.
On Thursday, July 30th Help 4 Kids Florence was featured on Carolina Live with Cecil Chandler.
The monthly Walmart-sponsored food drives at the Beltline and Cashua stores were held on Saturday, August 8th. CSP Insurance Services sponsored READ MORE…
The Steering committee met on May 11th. The members of this committee are Mrs. Lynn Brown, Mrs. Rona Ewart, Mr. Reginald Armstrong, The Rev. Will Malambri, The Rev. Mike Mills and READ MORE…
ADP Tax Credit Services, located in Florence, challenged its employees to contribute to a food drive in late May/early June. The results were READ MORE…
McDonalds Launches “Buy One, Give One Happy Meal.” Read More Here.
A gnawing feeling in the stomach. Light-headedness. Dizziness. Headaches. Lethargy or weakness. Inability to concentrate. A craving for food. Pain.All of these are associated with hunger.Most of us can end the temporary experience of hunger, but many children may not have that choice. They don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and they are called “food insecure.” Every day, too many children are truly defined as “hungry.”Each week hundreds of children come to school on Monday morning hungry , irritable and not ready to learn because they had no food on the weekend while they were home. Help 4 Kids Florence is a program that supplies weekend bags of food to elementary school students in Florence County. Each Friday, children at risk of being hungry get sent home with a bag of food items for the weekend. Our goal is that these children return to school on Monday rested, fed, and ready to learn.Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important in establishing a good foundation that has implications for a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threatens that critical foundation. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 16.7 million children under 18 in the United States live in households where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food necessary for a healthy life. Although food insecurity is harmful to any individual, it can be particularly devastating among children due to their increased vulnerability. The Help 4 Kids Florence organization exists to help the Florence community combat these long term consequences for the children of our community.