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Help 4 Kids Florence received grants from The Florence Kiwanis Club, The Lucas Foundation and the Hartford Insurance Company. The combined grants will provide 3,000.00 meals.
Many thanks to FMU for helping with the September food drive at Walmart and for taking time on a Saturday to help pack bags.
Members of Highland Park Methodist Church helped at the September Food Drive at Walmart. The Youth group also donated food and money when they came on Sunday night to count all the items from the food drive.
Help 4 Kids Florence will be able to provide 2,000 meals from the proceeds of the September Walmart Food Drive. The next food drive will be on Saturday October 10 at both the Beltline and Cashua Street locations.
Our continued thanks goes out to Sodexo for donating all the paper bags we use and packing them once a month. We use about 4,000 bags each month!
The week of September 28 all 1,000 children who receive a bag also received a coupon from McDonalds for a Happy Meal. This is part of the McDonalds buy one give one program.READ MORE…
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…
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.