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 food packs to public schools in Florence County. Each Friday children at risk of being hungry get sent home with a bag of food for the weekend, providing them food for Saturday and Sunday. Our goal is that these children return to school on Monday rested, fed, and ready to learn.
How You Can Get Involved
Donate To Our Cause
Help us make sure no child in Florence County elementary schools goes hungry! Your giving has a direct effect on our future!
We welcome both individuals and groups to come and help pack meal bags at our warehouse at 2420 Hoffmeyer Rd, Florence, SC.
Help 4 Kids Florence is a program that supplies weekend bags of food to public 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.