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.

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.

Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation Member Mingle Showcases Grantees

Every fortunate nonprofit representative to receive a grant from this generous program looks forward to mingling with the residents of Berkeley Hall who raise funds in their community to help those in need.  Jo Pender, president, and Lili Coleman, the executive director were on hand on January 23 to be awarded a grant for Second Helpings’ Healthy Food Initiative.

We were greeted graciously by smiling hosts assigned to assure us a rewarding bonding experience. As soon as we entered the lounge area we were offered a beverage of choice.  The room was filled with the tantalizing smell of favorable appetizers, beautifully displayed and ready for the hungry guests.   Nonprofit representatives were seated at round tables with members of the community. This gave us a productive opportunity to talk about our agency and its programs.

This year Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation funded 24 projects with 22 nonprofits. Since its start over $1.4 million has been awarded.  This grant program members believe it is important to GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE.

Thank you, grant committee, for recognizing the importance of fresh produce to all of our local residents.

Last year, Second Helpings provided over 714,000 pounds of fresh produce to their partner agencies.