Second Annual Hunger Games To Benefit Second Helpings

4-DSC_0386.JPGDate:  Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time:  3 to 7 pm

On Dataw Island = Gazebo Area

Join the fun and play a little.  It only takes Seconds to Support Second Helpings

Grab three friends and put together a team.  Each team selects a color to designate their team.  Enjoy the thrill of participating in a parade and then compete in low-impact challenges.

Or, you can watch the fun, enjoy great food and refreshments.  You also get the chance to bid on silent auction items including trips to Costa Rica, Belize and Africa.  Bon Voyage!  Other offerings include photography packages, resort stays and more.

You must purchase a ticket for $35 each to bid on auction items.

Let the Games Begin!  It only takes SECONDS to support SECOND HELPINGS.

For more information call the office at 843-689-3689.

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Share The Bounty – September 21, 2017

Second Helpings annual event SHARE THE BOUNTY is a popular fall event on Hilton Head and tickets sell out quickly.  Buy your ticket today to guarantee your seat at the table.

Date of Event:  Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time:  5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location:  Champions Ballroom in the clubhouse of the famed Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort

Price:  $100 per person

For ticket information contact or call Second Helpings at 843-689-3689.  To receive updates on the event and auction items provide us with your email address when you purchase your tickets.

This event includes a fabulous dinner, silent and live auction items, entertainment and a chance to support an agency that rescues food and provides the food to over 60 agencies in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties…FREE OF CHARGE.  All proceeds benefit Second Helpings.

View and print our Share the Bounty 2017 event flyer.


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Jo Pender Joins Second Helpings Board of Directors

Involved Volunteer Joins Board for Community Hunger Organization

Jo Pender, a resident of Hilton Head Island, is joining the board of directors of Second Helpings, the local nonprofit that is dedicated to alleviating hunger in our community. Pender most recently organized the silent auction for Second Helpings fundraising event held in September. The annual event raised thousands of dollars needed for the organization that rescues food and provides that food free to over 60 agencies in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties.

Since moving to Hilton Head in 2015, Pender has been involved as an Operation 200% tutor at Hilton Head Elementary School, taught literacy classes at the Literacy Center, and volunteered to help feed the hungry through Second Helpings. Previously, she was a board member of the Assistance League of Houston, TX, and served as president of that organization.

Lili Coleman, executive director of Second Helpings, said Pender has already proven to be a valuable member of the organization’s volunteer corps. “As a board member, Jo Pender brings a wealth of knowledge of nonprofits, strategic planning, and development to Second Helpings,” Coleman stated. “We welcome Jo and other caring community members who want to get involved in programs to rescue and distribute food.”

For her part, Pender said she is impressed with the generosity of citizens in this area. “It was shocking to learn that one in seven residents in this area is unable to afford all the food they need. When I learned about the great work of Second Helpings to provide food to those who would otherwise not have it, I was compelled to get involved. I look forward to working with other volunteers to meet the food needs of families.”

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October Food Drive to help Hilton Head Employees who ride the Palmetto Breeze buses

Ameris Ninth Annual Hunger Food Drive during the month of October

Second Helpings is proud to be the recipient of the Ameris Ninth Annual Food Drive going on now! Boxes are located at the bank entrance and at the offices of Second Helpings, 4 Northridge Drive, Suite C on Hilton Head Island.  Drop off your nonperishables today.  Pictured here are two young donors from the Recreation Club.  Don’t let them show you up!  So cute!  Watch for a photo of all the food collected.  Ameris has been supporting local agencies for years.  Second Helpings is proud to be a United Way Agency.  Food collected will support a new program FILL THE NEED, providing food to employees who ride the Palmetto Breeze buses to work on the island.  By the time they return to their homes (and some have no grocery stores nearby) they are hungry and the food banks are closed.  Join us in growing this new program.

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Congratulations to Palmetto Bluff – Recipient of the Founder Award

Special THANK YOU to Palmetto Bluff, recipient of the Founder Award for Financial Support 2017.  Palmetto Bluff is a special supporter of many nonprofits in the lowcountry, including Second Helpings.  Second Helpings has received over $100,000 in financial support from Palmetto Bluff. Pictured here is Courtney Hampson, marketing manager at Palmetto Bluff with Jan Malinowski, president of Second Helpings LC.  This picture was taken at SHARE THE BOUNTY, held Thursday, September 21.  Thank you Courtney and PALMETTO BLUFF.

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