During the month of August the North Myrtle Beach Fire Department helped Sea Haven’s “Combat Hunger” project by collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items. The members of the community were able to drop food off at any of the city’s fire stations.
Aaron Asbury, a North Myrtle Beach FireFighter/EMT who helped manage the department’s month-long food drive, said that it was a solid success. He goes on to say “We thank everyone who donated food to this good cause. Because of them, homeless and at-risk high school and middle school students in our area will have food for the weekends. This will make all the difference in their ability to continue to focus on achieving success in their lives.”
Since 2011, Sea Haven’s “Combat Hunger Project” provides local homeless and at-risk high school and middle school students with food to take home for the weekends. Backpacks with food and information materials are delivered by Sea Haven personnel and volunteers on Friday and guidance counselors and other staff members distribute to students in need. Not only do these children get breakfast and lunch during the week from the schools, Sea Haven helps provide food during the weekend and longer vacation periods.