Food banks in Horry County.

The Horry County and Myrtle Beach area have a high demand for food assistance. There are senior citizens that need help and many children facing hunger. Find details on local food pantries and banks that anyone in the community can stop by at for help, regardless of their income or background. The food banks, pantries and churches provide a wide variety of services and assistance to individuals and families, including groceries, meals, clothing, perishable items, emergency food boxes, and much more.

Most of the distribution centers also have on site staff that can help individuals in other ways as well. For example, get help in apply for government food assistance benefits from a staff member, WIC, meals for your children, and other forms of aid. They can refer people to both federal government and state of South Carolina assistance programs and resources.

If you live in Horry County and need some help to make it through a difficult period, the free food pantries listed below are a great place to turn to. Each year thousands of local families turn to one or more of these locations for a little assistance.

Horry County Branch Food Bank
200 Broadway Street
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Telephone: (843) 448-0341
Partners with local churches and charities to offer free food to the needy.

Caring and Sharing
Address - 124 West George St.
Hemingway, South Carolina 29554
Phone number - (843) 558-7966
Offers a wide selection of resources, food programs, meals, and other assistance for the needy in the community.

Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist
504 Church Street
Conway, South Carolina
(843) 248-4900
Local church that provides groceries, fruits, breads, and a wide variety of meals and support to local families. No one is turned away.





Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach
1411 Mister Joe White Ave.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Main number - (843) 448-8451
The various non-profit helping hand organizations offer the greatest number and most extensive assistance programs in the Horry County area. Many local individuals call Helping Hands first and foremost. They may be able to provide everything from food and groceries, to clothing, up through money to pay for housing and utilities. Some programs are also available to ensure the nutrition of children and babies in the community, such as formula and diapers too.

Coastal Rescue Mission
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Call (843) 448-1352
Provides shelter, meals, and support to those facing eviction, people without jobs, as well as the homeless.

South Strand Helping Hand
Location of office - 812 Poplar Dr. South
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Call 238-4594 for an appointment or hours.
Similar to above in the programs and services administered.

Air Force Aid Society
Call - (843) 963-4414
Another out of state resource. Offers food and other aid for military personnel and their immediate families.

Christian Missions, Inc.
Address is 900 62ne AVE N.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
(843) 444-5580
The faith based charity has a food pantry for Horry County residents. Additional services include counseling, Christmas meals or small gifts, and referrals.

Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach
Location is 1411 Mr Joe White Avenue
Myrtle Beach, SC
Horry County families can get a free, hot meal or box of food. There are also Thanksgiving and Christmas meals served to the low income or residents living in poverty.





The Father's House Food Pantry
Location is 4513 Hwy. 17 Bypass
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
Telephone - 843-0293

Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
1261 Hwy. 501 East, Ste. B
Conway, SC 29526
Phone number - (843) 234-4100
The unemployed, people in poverty, senior citizens, and low income may qualify for free food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, clothing, and other aid. The case managers can help families apply for SNAP food stamps or other USDA supported programs, such as free school lunches for children.

Salvation Army
Location - 2210 Hoffmeyer Rd.
Florence, South Carolina 29501
Telephone: (843) 662-4461
Those on the outskirts of Horry County may want to stop by this facility for help. Locate more Salvation Army Centers across SC.

Food Banks of America, Inc.
Call - 542 Golf Course Rd.
Phone number - (770) 574-9700
While located out of state, they partner with churches and local food banks in Horry County and Myrtle Beach. This location can be used for information and referrals to more local establishments.

Churches Assisting People
Address is 206 Main St.
Conway, South Carolina 29526
Telephone: (843) 488-2277
A partnership of local churches. Dial for free food, hot or cold meals, clothing, baby formula, and other aid.




North Strand Helping Hand
Address of this branch 2501 Long Bay RD
Longs, South Carolina 29568
Phone number is (843) 399-0862
The volunteers can pass out groceries or direct parents to baby formula or diaper programs. clients can be given fresh perishable food from the pantry, diary, and other food.

Horry County Salvation Army
Mailing address - 1400 Church St.
Conway, South Carolina 29526
(843) 488-2769
Runs a number of social services for Horry County and the Myrtle Beach area. In addition to the standard food pantry, clothing closet, and thrift store, also access case management. Obtain information on various federal government programs, public aid, food stamps, TANF, and the like. Another of the non-profit charity organizations in the region.


For the location of other food pantries or soup kitchens in Horry County, dial 843-747-8146. Or residents can also be referred to education services on preparing healthy meals, apply for benefits such as Summer Food Service Program, and more.

By Jon McNamara

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