Thank you to Hudson’s Seafood and All the Thanksgiving Guests Who Feasted at the Community Dinner

Special thanks to all the volunteers who made this year’s Thanksgiving Community Dinner such a huge success.  We are also proud of Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks and the Carmines who donate the remaining food to Second Helpings.  The food was delivered to Hilton Head Island partner agencies on Friday, November 29.  This year, for the first time, Second Helpings’ also received a portion of the proceeds.  Thank you so much for FUNDING OUR FLEET of eight trucks that are used to pick up food from the local grocery stores and other donors and deliver the food to 57 agencies in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties.

We are the only LOCAL agency authorized to rescue food from the grocery stores and prevent food waste.  We supply 80 percent or more of the perishable foods distributed to those in our community facing food insecurity.  Poverty lives here in our community.  Our mission is to work with all the fine LOCAL agencies to fight hunger.  What a lot to be thankful for!

Happy Holidays everyone.  Thank you, Allan LaCoe and all his mighty volunteers.

December 3 is GIVING TUESDAY


Use these hashtags to tell us how you are participating in Giving Tuesday:  #BREWGOOD and #GIVING TUESDAY

Local nonprofits, including SECOND HELPINGS, will be at your local CORNER PERK to recruit volunteers, share resources and offer volunteer opportunities.  Visit the Corner Perk in Downtown Bluffton, Okatie, or Port Royal.  Come out and show your support!  Look for the BREWGOOD balloons and stickers for the kids.  Second Helpings’ staff will be at the Bluffton location from 11 am to 3 pm and the Port Royal location from 11 to 1 pm.  Come by and say hello.


Portugal Bound!

James Lech of Hilton Head Island is bound for the Algarve Coast of Portugal as the winner of the first Second Helpings trip raffle. Linda and Mike Pekarsky (pictured with Vice President Jo Pender on right) generously donated a week’s stay in their Portugal condo for the raffle. We are so grateful for this support and for all who purchased raffle tickets! Have a great trip!

Special thank you to Serg Catering and Special Events for the delicious and amazing food provided for the Major Donor Reception held at the Port Royal Beach House last night.  Thank you also to Charles Russ and his wife, Dianne who purchased 10 tickets to give 10 volunteers an extra chance.