We believe that no person in our community should have to worry about whether or not they will have enough food to eat today.

Welcome to Second Helpings!

Second Helpings is a nonprofit hunger relief organization, 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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15% Uplift on Your Donation Through Birdies for Charity

Heritage Classic Foundation Birdies for CharityTAKE A SECOND TO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE! Make a pledge with the Birdies For Charity Program in honor of Second Helpings. Your pledge helps us provide food to over 20,000 people every year in the area through our network of 67 food pantries, churches and agencies.

IT’S SO EASY! Go to www.heritageclassicfoundation.com between now and April 10 and designate your donation to Second Helpings. Birdies for Charity is like a walk-a-thon, but instead of donating per mile, participants either make a pledge for every birdie made during the tournament (example-pledge $.01 = ~$12, $.05 per birdie = ~$60, $.10 = ~$120 and so on) or make a flat donation of $25 or more .

After the tournament, the HCF will bill you for the amount of your commitment.  Second Helpings will receive 100% of the money you pledged plus an additional 15% gift from the Heritage Classic Foundation. This is a fabulous way to support your community and make a difference!

Thanks to YOU and the HCF’s Birdies for Charity program, Second Helpings is the clear winner!

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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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