Welcome to Second Helpings!

Second Helpings is a nonprofit charitable food distribution project, committed to eliminating hunger and developing collaborative strategies that encourage self-reliance among people in areas that we serve.

Begun on Hilton Head Island in January 1992, Second Helpings now distributes food to over 65 non-profit agencies in the South Carolina low-country (Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton Counties).  We distribute more than 2.6 million pounds of food and grocery products each year.

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2014 Civitas Award: Outstanding Non-Profit

We are proud to announce that The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce selected Second Helpings as the winner of the 2014 Civitas Awards in the Non-Profit category.

The Chamber presented the awards during the Annual Meeting & Civitas Awards on Friday at Dataw Island. The event was a sell-out with 300 people in attendance.  This event is an opportunity for the Chamber to recognize and honor outstanding leaders, teachers, businesses and organizations who help make this community a wonderful place to live and work.

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The Island News: Second Helpings

Since 1992, Second Helpings — a nonprofit charitable food distribution project — has been committed to fighting hunger in Beaufort County.

The recognizable trucks are on the roads seven days a week, rescuing food that would have been discarded from area grocery stores and redistributing it to area agencies and churches that serves the disadvantaged countywide.

Last year, Second Helpings was designated a “Charity Angel” by the SC Secretary of State. The group dedicates at least 80 percent of the money raised toward their core mission of rescuing food; very few charities can say that. (more…)

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