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•Backpack Ministry

 What Are We? •

Let No Child Go Hungry!​

This program 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.

Thank you for your donations!


At Gold Rush Day, President Rob Clancy presented a $1,000 check to Roseanne Selby, Chair, McCormick Backpack Ministry. Lion Dave Merrills is with volunteers Peter and Christine Benedetto at the Backpack Booth. These funds will help meet the nutritional needs of up to 133 school children over the weekend in McCormick County. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 1145, McCormick, SC 29835 

Thank you for your donations!

We received a check for $1, 767 from the Savannah Lakes Women Golf Association. The program was Birdies for Backpack (B4B) women who made birdies donated their winning $ to the Ministry.

Upcoming Events and Other News:

Saturday, February 29 2020 -

The Hardy Foundation's 4th Annual Gala @ 6:00 PM (The Backpack Ministry will be recognized)

The Talmadge Fitness and Wellness Center

1319 South Main St McCormick, SC 29835         

 Admission $20 in advance (at McCormick Tire & Oil) and $30 at the door


Sunday, May 3 (at the Park behind the Mack) - "Prayz in the Park" -  3:00 to 5:00 PM

Bands, Praise Teams, Choirs and Choruses from McCormick and surrounding areas.

We welcome our newest board members:

Laverne Moss - retired from McCormick County Department of Social Services and

Rev. Tim Jones - President  of the McCormick  Ministerial Alliance.

Together and With Your Continued Help 

"Let No Child Go Hungry"

McCormick County Backpack Ministry

Board Members and School Liaisons

We currently have nine (9) Board Members:

Roseanne Selby

Ray DeShano

Bill West

Kathie Essex

Connie Tremski

Vivian Jennings

Arthur Banks

Rev. Tim Jones

Laverne Moss

We  have school liaisons that identify the needs of the children

We also have many volunteers to pick up, pack, and deliver the foods to the schools.

We need monetary donors to help keep the ministry going.  We need your help.

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 our local Senior Center 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.

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.

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]


Checks should be mailed to:

McCormick County Backpack Ministry

PO Box 1145

McCormick, SC 29835


[email protected]

Your Donations will Help

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Help Us Reach Our Goal


Please help us reach our goal of $30,000

to feed the children of McCormick County on the weekends.  

Let NO child go hungry!