•Backpack Ministry

 What Are​ We? •

Let No Child Go Hungry!​

This ministry provides weekend food for preschool and school aged children who have been identified by school personnel 

as in need of nutritious weekend foods.  

The number of children varies on a monthly basis, 

based on family needs and people moving into or out of the area.

The identity of these children is kept confidential.



Happy New Year 2022!

We are thankful for the past years donors, volunteers, board members, and all that have participated in the Backpack Ministry.  We look forward to a great new year and wish everyone a happy, healthy 2022! 


Backpack Board Members 

Roseanne Selby - Chair

Laverne Moss 

Connie Tremsky 

Janet Dukes 

Ray DeShano 

Becky Sappenfield 

Arthur Banks 

Vivian Jennings (not pictured)

Catherine Callaham - School Liaison 

 School liaisons identify the needs of the children.

 Volunteers  pick up, pack, and deliver the foods to the schools.

Monetary donors help keep the ministry going. 


"It would melt your heart to see how excited and proud these children are to receive their own food bag"

C. Callaham

Update on Volunteers

Our volunteers now have 4 new carts to distribute the food to the students at the school and 1 new cart at the GLEAMS center to help load the van.  We appreciate our volunteers and the great work that they do!  Thank you to all that helped make this vision a reality!

Grants and Donations

The board members and volunteers thank all who donate to the Backpack Ministry.  This program is possible because of the donors and grants that are so generously given.                                                           The goal of the Backpack Ministry

        "Let No Child Go Hungry"

Pictured is  the backpack board members receiving a grant from Tim Haynes representing Blyth Funeral Home of Greenwood. 

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Who Are We?

The McCormick County Backpack Ministry was incorporated in 2015

as a non-profit organization with a 501c tax-exempt status.  We have no employees, only volunteers from various organizations and churches who pick up food, pack, load and deliver to the McCormick Schools and Head Start Programs.  We have nine (9) Board Members.

Thank you to all of our volunteers that make this possible.  

How Do We Function?

We only serve children who have been identified as being in need by school personnel in the McCormick First Steps, Elementary, Middle, High School and Head Start. Each child identified by the school  will receive a bag of nutritious children-friendly food for the weekend.  

The food bags are distributed weekly and will contain enough food to serve one child per weekend.  These food bags are not intended to feed an entire family.

How Does The Program Work?

Each week volunteers pick up the foods from the local Food Lion.  These foods are delivered to the GLEAMNS building to be sorted and bagged by our volunteers.  The bags are delivered to the schools for distribution to the students in need.

Our Cost:

Due to the requirements and standards that we must go by; we do not accept food donations. Only monetary donations.

It costs $6.00 per child per week. It takes approximately $30/month to feed each child.  This cost does vary slightly but this is an average.

We average approximately 133 children each week.

Our yearly goal is $30,000.

We do not have paid employees, only volunteers.


How A​re We ​Funded?

Individuals, organizations, and grants make this mission possible through generous donations, and the volunteers who help pick up, pack, 

and deliver backpacks to the schools. 

 In addition we receive donations from church sponsored events, fundraisers, or they take up special offerings.

Merry Christmas 2021 from McCormick Backpack

The Christmas Parade was a great success and the backpack float got the 1st place award of $300.   Thank you for all who participated in the festivities of the day.


After the parade we got together for refreshments of cider provided by Roseanne and Dick Selby and wonderful cookies baked by Connie Tramenski.  

You Can Help...

We can provide a 5-10 minute presentation during church, missionary meetings, or business sessions to further explain our program.

Support Volunteers to help pick up, pack or deliver backpacks should contact:

Ms Roseanne Selby

Chairperson Backpack Ministry

Phone:  (864) 378-1488

email: [email protected]

Donations:

Checks should be mailed to:

McCormick County Backpack Ministry

PO Box 1145

McCormick, SC 29835

email:

[email protected]

or go to:  Donations Page

Your Donations will Help

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Link to McCormick Chamber 

Website for Community Calendar  

Help Us Reach Our Goal

$30,000

Please help us reach our goal of $30,000

to feed the children of McCormick County on the weekends.  

Let NO child go hungry!

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