Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach has four primary service areas: emergency food assistance through our food pantry, rental assistance, utilities assistance, and transportation assistance. We also offer referrals for any services we do not provide and SC Thrive screening to see what benefits they qualify for. We serve all those in need and in 2022 we provided 3616 households with food (7173 people total). We struggle with getting fresh produce to offer to our clients and would love to have the opportunity to provide more healthful food options. We do not turn away any donation except clothes and are always in need of no-cook items for our homeless population.
Come to the back door and ring the bell. We are the door on the left that says "Helping Hand Food Pantry Donations". We share a building with the Community Kitchen. We have teal awnings.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.