Food Pantry

FOOD PANTRY OPERATION

 

OUR food pantry is open each Wednesday from 4 to 6 PM at Parish Activity Center of Saint Michael Church (542 Cypress Avenue, Murrells Inlet). You are welcome to obtain food each week.

 

No One Should Go to Bed Hungry

Our Food Pantry serves the Myrtle Beach, Garden City, Murrells Inlet and Surfside Beach areas. We organize food drives and collaborate with other food vendors to alleviate an on-going need for people to receive nutritious meals.  This year, we distributed thousands of dollars worth of food to our area households.

Food Insecurity and Food Deserts

Some of the most vulnerable populations, the elderly and children, are located in the South Strand. The Society has set up a parish-based Food Pantry which is sometimes the only source of nutritious food.

Help Break the Cycle of Poverty

Studies show that a diet balanced with the appropriate food groups leads to greater capacity and the energy to focus on work and studies; helps prevent diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes, and is linked to an improved immune system and cardiovascular health.

Nutrients Are Key to Success

Feeding the RIGHT type of food is an important factor in helping break the cycle of poverty. By providing foods consistent with MyPlate and educating our friends about the importance of a balanced diet, together, we can create lasting, systemic change! MyPlate encourages a new way of thinking about food and is the USDA replacement for the previous Food Pyramid.

Visit this site to download the MyPlate brochure and learn more about how to implement a proper diet that will boost energy and confidence.

 

 

IF YOU NEED HELP CONTACT US AT
843 424 3820 to set up an appointment or find out more information.

 

Our food pantry is open each Wednesday from 4 to 6 PM at Saint Michael Church (Parish activity center) and no appointment is necessary to receive food.

 

Helpful Links

Diocese of Charleston
Catholic Charities
St. Michael's Church
SVdP National Organization