The Island News: Second Helpings

Since 1992, Second Helpings — a nonprofit charitable food distribution project — has been committed to fighting hunger in Beaufort County.

The recognizable trucks are on the roads seven days a week, rescuing food that would have been discarded from area grocery stores and redistributing it to area agencies and churches that serves the disadvantaged countywide.

Last year, Second Helpings was designated a “Charity Angel” by the SC Secretary of State. The group dedicates at least 80 percent of the money raised toward their core mission of rescuing food; very few charities can say that. Read More

SC Secretary of State Designates Second Helpings as a 2013 Angel Charity

“In recognition of exceptional service to the cause they represent and the outstanding percentage of expenditures towards the cause in relation to overall expenditures.”

The South Carolina Secretary of State, the Honorable Mark Hammond, has just bestowed Second Helpings with the prestigious “Angel” Award. Every year, the Secretary of State honors several charitable organizations as “Angels,” specifically nonprofit organizations which use at least 80 percent of their contributions for their charitable services, have been in existence for three years or more, make good use of volunteer assistance, and do not rely heavily on government grants or grants from other organizations. Read More