Wilcox Lends a Hand at Helping Hand Food Pantry
- Published on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 15:56
MYRTLE BEACH, SC. August 2, 2012--Chris Wilcox is taking on the fight against hunger while in Myrtle Beach for his Fourth Annual Charity Golf Outing, benefitting the Lupus Foundation of America.
On Thursday, August 2nd, Wilcox will stock the shelves with a major food donation to the Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach food pantry, a full-service crisis intervention agency that provides help for both locals and transients who are in need of emergency assistance. The Helping Hand has been a leading non-profit agency in Myrtle Beach for more than 30 years and now, is in need of some help itself.
Currently, the Helping Hand is struggling to provide the assistance so many come to them for. The summer months are a crucial time for food pantries, particularly in a tourism-driven town like Myrtle Beach. From May to September, pantries typically see a significant drop in donations. At the same time, the pantries all see an increase in need, because thousands of school-aged children no longer have access to free-and-reduced meals at school.
Wilcox grew up in Whiteville, North Carolina, just down the road from Myrtle Beach. With more than 16% of Horry County residents living below the poverty line, Wilcox believes it is a priority to give back to the people and the place that mean so much to him.
With the help of Bi-Lo grocery stores, one-percent of Wilcox's purchased food donation will go back to Helping Hand, in support of their other programs, such as utility, medical and transportation assistance.
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