Feeding Friends is a Friends of James Simons program that aims to provide much needed nutrition to food insecure students through weekly bags of food.


 Feeding Friends was started in November of 2017 by volunteers who saw a desperate need among some students at James Simons School.  Every Friday weekend bags are delivered to over 25% of the James Simon's student population that are food insecure.  Due to recent changes in the student demographics along with funding shortages almost 70% percent of the students in need were left without weekend bags.  We can proudly say that the demand has been met since our nutrition program was started. This has only been made possible by all of your amazing donations! Thank You.

Alongside our nutrition program we have started an after-school community outreach enrichment class that focuses on engaging students in being socially conscious and active in their community.  Every Tuesday our student volunteers come together to bag our food and have an open discussion about community activism.   


Get Involved

Take a moment to see how you can help us make a difference in our Youth's future


Sponsor Feeding Friends

Your donation will support the Feeding Friends nutrition program that sends home food for the weekend to students in need, and our after school community outreach program which empowers our participates to be socially responsible and engaged. You can sponsor online (convenience fee included) or download a form here and drop off or mail to James Simons 741 King St. Charleston, South Carolina 29403.

Sponsor a Student
from 20.90

$20, $.90 online fee included. Makes sure one student receives bags for a month.

Breakfast Sponsors One Student for a Year

$200, $6.30 online fee included. With the Breakfast Sponsor level you will send home a weekly bag of food with a student for an entire year. You will also get a special thank you shot-out on the website and representation at the shared sponsorship table at the Feast party.

Lunch Sponsors All Students for a Week

$330, $10.20 online fee included. With the Lunch Sponsor Level you will ensure bag delivery to all students for a week. You will also get 2 tickets to the Feast party, a special thank you shot-out on the website, and representation at the shared sponsorship table.

Dinner Sponsors All Students for a Month

$1,650, $99.80 online fee included. With the Dinner Sponsor level you will send home a weekly bag with all the students for a month. Your logo will be on our Feeding Friends Reusable Bags. You are also a proud Platinum Sponsor for the Feast that includes having your name on the event banner, your own sponsor advertising table, a special thank you shout-out at the event and website, and 8 tickets to party. 


Friends of James Simons Elementary Tax ID47-2982683501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions made in the current fiscal year will be tax-deductible.

Host a food drive

Hosting a birthday, staff, or just because party, ask your guest to bring a food donation in place of gifts. Let us help you promote our cause with all the needed information and we will conveniently pick up all the donations after the event. Doing good for your community couldn't be easier. To host a food drive, email us at feedingfriendschs@gmail.com


Join us for our once weekly community outreach class; all ages are welcome to help us bag our food.  Have fun with friends while helping our community. Or join us as a guest lecturer if you are already working on great socially conscious projects, we would love to hear about your experience.