Superbowl of Caring for Second Helpings – Feb. 2

On Saturday, Feb 2nd from 12 pm to 4 pm Coligny Plaza will host a SouperBowl of Caring fundraiser to benefit Second Helpings – a local charity that “rescues” food from local grocery stores and delivers it to food pantries in our area for those in need. The event will take place at Coligny Plaza in the area between FISH Casual Coastal Seafood and Skillets. Local restaurants will be serving up their favorite soups for participants to taste and enjoy. The event costs $10 and all proceeds will go to support Second Helpings. Tickets can be purchased at the event, or advanced tickets can be purchased here. The event will also feature music by The Matt Brantley Band!

The Souper Bowl of Caring utilizes Super Bowl weekend in America to mobilize young people to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities. Its vision is to transform Super Bowl weekend (the weekend of the first Sunday in February) into America’s largest youth-led weekend of giving and serving. Young people collect monetary and food donations during the week leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. 100% of the money and food is then given directly to local charities of the group’s choice.

Started at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, the Souper Bowl of Caring has branched out to include schools, businesses and congregations of all faiths. Together, they have raised more than $50 million in monetary and food donations. In 2008 alone, more than 14,000 groups collected over $10 million.

The Souper Bowl of Caring has gained national attention, securing partnerships with nine different NFL Teams, in addition to finding National Advocates in former President and Mrs George H.W. Bush and former President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter.

Food Lion Feeds Foundation Awards Grant to Second Helpings

Second Helpings has received $3,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents.  Second Helpings will use the gift to provide healthy food choices to their 60 agencies for distribution to those in need.

“Second Helpings board and recipients of healthy choices express appreciation for the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation gift,” said Lili Coleman, executive director.  “At a recent agency conference, our agency leaders requested more healthy choices and told us the fresh produce and extra protein fly off their shelves.”

“Second Helpings, in the past two years, has worked with local farms and wholesalers to acquire additional produce and protein for those facing food insecurity with grant money from organizations like Food Lion.  Our food donors are amazing at providing produce they don’t sell every day, but our data demonstrates the things most needed, protein and produce, sell at the grocery stores and are not readily available for donation in the quantity that is needed for those in need. This funding will be used to obtain additional produce and protein from the local Food Lion stores.”

Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $12 million in grants.

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.