This Martin Luther King Jr Holiday, the volunteers and staff at Second Helping rolled up their sleeves and met the immediate need to rescue food and make a special delivery today to some 250 federal employees who work at the prison in Estill.
When the call came last Friday asking for assistance, a decision was made over the weekend not to wait until Tuesday to help these people. Over 3,000 pounds of meats, bread, produce, sweets and pizzas were unloaded off two Second Helpings trucks, with the help of the acting prison warden, his staff and even his chef. The load included 57 turkeys donated by the Walmart on Lady’s Island.
The young couple, who live in Bluffton and both federal employees at the prison, met the two trucks in Bluffton and led the way to the facility. They are the heroes and like them, many of these federal employees need our support. Special thank you to Second Helpings staff and volunteers who raised their hands over the weekend to volunteer for this effort to help our neighbors who work for the federal government. Many of the federal employees live in our neighborhoods, especially in Bluffton and Beaufort.
Donations to Second Helpings will help continue weekly deliveries until the government shutdown ends.
Gift cards will also be accepted. A special thank you to the six donors who gave over the weekend. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you do make a donation. Let us know your name and date of gift through Paypal. We will make sure you receive a proper thank you.