Bring A Bag – Feed the Community and Your Love of BMWs!


To help those needing assistance, the BMW CCA Foundation Museum is partnering with the Greer Community Ministries. By bringing containerized food to the Museum, visitors will receive a heavily discounted admission and the food will go to a good cause – helping the hungry.

The Greer Community Ministries aids those needing food and clothing. They also run a Meals on Wheels service to over 350 homes daily. And they share their food with other food organizations to help those needing a hand.

The BMW CCA Foundation has the mission of Saving History and Saving Lives. The Foundation houses over 75,000 BMW items and is the largest archive outside of Munich, Germany, the BMW AG headquarters. They save lives through a Street Survival program, a teen driving program that has taught almost 30,000 teens to be better drivers. Teens learn advanced car handling skills and prepare for emergencies by driving with increased awareness and gain techniques to help in unusual circumstances.

The current museum exhibition, called GENESIS: BMW From the Beginning, has the most comprehensive collection of older BMW cars and motorcycles in the US, including the oldest known BMW car in the US, along with many pre-war and post-war vehicles. Admission to the Museum will be reduced to $5 for anybody over 6 years old.

Questions and Answers

Q – What foods are needed?

A – Here are examples of the foods needed by the Greer Community Ministries:

Baby Food & Cereal (glass jars accepted) Canned Meats Coffee (ground, no beans) Pancake Mix
Baby Formula (Enfamil/Similac) Canned or Dry Soups, Tuna, and Salmon Granola Bars Peanut Butter
Cake Mixes Canned Pasta Granulated Sugar Powdered Milk 
Canned Beans Canned Pasta (Spaghetti “O’s”) Hot and Cold Cereals Rice
Canned Fruit Canned Stews and Chili Jelly (no glass) Spam
Canned Gravy Canned Vegetables Juice Boxes Syrup
Canned Juices Cereal Bars Packaged Pasta (Macaroni & Cheese, etc.) Tea Bag

Q – Do I have to bring a bag of food?

A – No. While a small bag is preferable, bring what you feel is appropriate

Q – If I have several people in a group – how much should I bring?

A – Bring enough to represent each of the visitors – again there is no formula – just what you feel will help others

Q – How much is normal admission and how much is it with the Bring a Bag program?

A – adults 17 years and older regularly pay $12 a person for admission. Children 6-17 are regularly $6. Children under 6 are free. With Bring a Bag, everybody over 6 is $5.

Q – Where do my admission fees go?

A – Admission fees help support running the museum operations, as well as the teen driving course, Street Survival

Q- Where is the museum located? 

A – The Foundation museum is located at 190 Manatee Ct, Greer SC 29651. We are across from the BMW plant and next to the BMW Performance Center. Hours of Operation M-F 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sat 10 a.m.- 3 p.m – For information, call 864-329-1919  email at


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