Thank you Wexford for Funding and an amazing Lunch Reception

Wexford Plantation sponsored their annual grant award luncheon and Second Helpings was honored to join the many nonprofits that received valuable funding for their programs that depend on local support.

The theme was the intertwining of community and needs and was so beautifully represented by the table decorations.  Sitting amongst the many truly friendly donors provided a wonderful opportunity to talk about what the Second Helpings does and enlist their understanding of the mission to rescue food and prevent food waste.  We also had the opportunity to network with other agencies and share resources for ongoing programs.  What a gracious lunch!

Thank you for your support and your beautiful hospitality.

Soups with creams and sauces at the Souper Bowl of Caring February 1

Colder temperatures didn’t stop hundreds of soup lovers from coming out to the Second Annual Souper Bowl event in Coligny Plaza this past Saturday, February 1.  Hopefully, you too were there.

As the tasters circled the booths, they were offered a variety of samples, you could hear the sipping and slurping in unison with the lively toe-tapping music provided by Pretty Darn.  Approximately $3,900 was raised.  Special thank you to the volunteers who worked this event including Margie Tomczak, Amy Fee, Rich Keefner and our president Jo Pender.  We extend much appreciation to Heather Rath and the Richardson Group.  The restaurants and merchants who participated in this Coligny Plaza event…you are our food warriors.  We so appreciate all you did to make this fundraiser for Second Helpings a success.  YOU GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE!   

Beaufort Community Services Grant to Support Healthy Initiative Program

Second Helpings is proud to partner with the Beaufort County Human Services Alliance to provide freshly picked and packaged produce.  The produce is picked one day, packaged the next and delivered on the third day.  Working with Dempsey Farms on St. Helena Island, the locally grown produce is picked up by the Second Helpings’ volunteers, loaded onto the 16-foot refrigerated trucks and distributed to agencies that fall within the geographic area designated in the grant.  This program is very important in providing the freshest possible healthy choices for the clients that depend on the partner agencies to provide nutritional food at the food pantries and soup kitchens.  This grant Give Where You Live!  Thank you!  We can’t wait until Spring Harvest.