Following a regularly scheduled meeting, members of the Myrtle Beach Rotary Club, joined by guest speaker, Donald Hovis, recently packed 175 bag lunches for Help for Kids/Backpack Buddies.
While this is an enjoyable quarterly service project for the club, it provides much-needed food for children in the Myrtle Beach community.
Help for Kids/Backpack Buddies has been serving children in Horry County for 30 years. Founded by Barb Mains, all of the work is done by unpaid staff and volunteers. According to
Mains, “Backpack Buddies, rooted in family and community, is a grassroots organization with a big vision.”
To date, the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach has provided 1,833 meals.