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Second Helpings named 2018 PGA TOUR Charity of the Year

RBC Heritage beneficiary to receive $30,000

Friday, December 7, 2018

Second Helpings was honored today as the PGA Tour’s 2018 Charity of the Year.  The award comes with a $30,000 grant from the PGA TOUR to assist Second Helpings’ efforts to combat hunger in South Carolina.

The PGA Tour’s press release applauded the charitable efforts of Second Helpings, the RBC Heritage and Heritage Classic Foundation efforts:  “Since its inception in 1987, the RBC Heritage and Heritage Classic Foundation have made a charitable impact of $39 million with $1.6 million generated in 2018. Tournament proceeds benefit a variety of local charitable organizations that impact those directly on Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry, like Second Helpings, which collects food seven days a week and distributes it to neighbors in need.”

“Everyone at the RBC Heritage and Heritage Classic Foundation is proud to be associated with a charity like Second Helpings,” said Heritage Classic Foundation President Steve Wilmot. “They fill an important role in our community by striving to eliminate hunger in the Lowcountry. Each tournament on the PGA TOUR supports important non-profits, so it is a great achievement to be recognized among all the worthy nominees.”

Y’all, We Did This Together

Second Helpings’ board of directors and staff say thank you to the founders, hundreds of donors, volunteers, agencies and food donors who serve our mission to rescue and distribute food to those in need.  Your long-term support and involvement earned Second Helpings this recognition.  What a great testimonial to all who are now and have been involved with Second Helpings for the past 27 years.

Read the complete news release.

Grant received from 2018 Hampton Lake Tiger Bass Race

Second Helpings is proud to be a recipient of a grant from the 2018 Hampton Lake Tiger Bass Race.  This funding will provide fresh produce and protein in 2019 to local agencies affiliated with Second Helpings.  Last year over one million pounds of produce were delivered in the three county area to 60 agencies providing nutritional choices to those served.  This community event in Hampton Lakes has grown sustainably in its five years.  They have donated over $130,000 to various charities within the Bluffton community.  John Geisler, a Second Helpings volunteer for 18 years, won first place in his division at the race.  Second Helpings’ board members Jo Pender and Margie Tomczak were on hand and recruited four new volunteers for Second Helpings the day of the race.

Grant Received from Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors

Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors awarded a grant to Second Helpings in support of the FILL THE NEED PROGRAM.  This food distribution is the combined efforts by Palmetto Breeze, Second Helpings volunteers, and local business/church groups.  These funds will provide some of the necessary equipment for this Thursday food distribution held weekly at the Palmetto Breeze Hub Station.  FILL THE NEED just celebrated its one-year anniversary of serving these workers in October.  This food distribution provides groceries to 500 families who ride the Palmetto Breeze Transit to work on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton.  Second Helpings board and volunteers extend their sincere thank you to this generous organization. Their support of this program demonstrates how local businesses and churches, working together with a local food rescue agency, can strengthen the workforce in our community.