September is Hunger Awareness Month

What We Do So All Can Eat

Every day hundreds of local volunteers work tirelessly to provide support to many local people facing food insecurity. From the small churches across Beaufort, Hampton and Jasper counties to the food pantries strung out in the low country, food is distributed daily to the outstretched hand by dedicated volunteers.

“Poverty in the low country and in South Carolina is one of the highest in the country,” said Jan Malinowski, president of Second Helpings.  “We live in a very wealthy area of the country matched by some of the poorest.”

To focus attention on our agencies and the Second Helpings volunteers, a special campaign will feature them during the month of September.  The theme is paper plates.

Enjoy these visual representations of the hard work done year round to fight hunger.  Remember each of us can do our part to help people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

A special thank you to those who participated in this campaign.  Check out Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as well.  Our participating agencies lent their voice and faces to observe September Hunger Awareness Month.

Be sure to check on the following videos.https://youtu.be/59z_JxOJsvM,

https://youtu.be/uumNr5RJi9k, https://youtu.be/Hs11XXu7NSs, https://youtu.be/818aduJY13Q, https://youtu.be/EH8POyDth8,

To see more photos check out our Facebook Page.

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Second Annual Hunger Games To Benefit Second Helpings

4-DSC_0386.JPGDate:  Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time:  3 to 7 pm

On Dataw Island = Gazebo Area

Join the fun and play a little.  It only takes Seconds to Support Second Helpings

Grab three friends and put together a team.  Each team selects a color to designate their team.  Enjoy the thrill of participating in a parade and then compete in low-impact challenges.

Or, you can watch the fun, enjoy great food and refreshments.  You also get the chance to bid on silent auction items including trips to Costa Rica, Belize and Africa.  Bon Voyage!  Other offerings include photography packages, resort stays and more.

You must purchase a ticket for $35 each to bid on auction items.

Let the Games Begin!  It only takes SECONDS to support SECOND HELPINGS.

For more information call the office at 843-689-3689.

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Thank You – Long Cove Plantations residents

Dave Dempsey of Dempsey Farms and Urbie West of Pinckney Farms in Beaufort worked together to provide fresh produce to more than 15 agencies free of charge, delivered by Second Helpings.  This effort was made possible through grants to provide Healthy Food to people in need.

During the month of June, the produce was paid, in part, through a grant provided by Long Cove Plantation residents on Hilton Head Island during their 2016-2017 grant cycle.

THANK YOU LONG COVE!  Because of you over 150 families received freshly-picked produce, just days out of the farm fields.  You can’t get much fresher than that!

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