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Campaign kicks off to feed kids in need

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, hosted the Help4Kids/Backpack Buddies Vienna Sausage Campaign Monday, May 18.

Help4Kids announced its campaign to collect cases of Vienna sausages and other necessities for children in need. 

The event was held in the picnic area by the Clark & Addison Grille, along the right-field side of TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

Help4Kids/Backpack Buddies is a volunteer organization that relies solely on donations. In 1989, after volunteering in the relief effort of Hurricane Hugo, Backpack Buddies was created by three women to assist children who were without basic necessities in Horry County. From food, to school supplies and new clothes, Backpack Buddies was created and now feeds over 3,000 children per week in 28 Horry County schools, and is operated exclusively by volunteers.

In order to collect enough cans to donate throughout the rest of the 2015 school year, the Help4Kids/Backpack Buddies Vienna Sausage Campaign will run from June 1 until the end of August/beginning of September.

"Hunger doesn't take the weekend off. Neither does Help4Kids/Backpack Buddies," said Lucille Serock, one of Help4Kids' volunteers.

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