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The Spice and Tea Exchange Collecting Food Donations for Second Helpings

Many of the memories we bring back when we travel are the savory dishes we enjoy on our trip.  If you close your eyes, you can still smell the aroma of the exotic spices dressing the daily catch.  You remember enjoying that meal while looked out at the flickering multi-colored lights dancing on the calm sea, watching the setting sun and marveling at the reflection of the ancient town's lights parading across the waters, reaching for you, and beaconing you into a special, peaceful and calm place.

These spices are not too far away.  In the next month, Second Helpings will be sharing some of the The Spice and Tea Exchange's recipes.  These recipes are meant to entice you to enter the PORTUGAL RAFFLE available now until November 20.  Bring your donated can goods to the store in Coligny Circle on Hilton Head Island.  They have the spices you need to relive a tasteful experience from your past and maybe, if you are the lucky one, in your future.  Enter the raffle today by visiting  All proceeds benefit Second Helpings.  The can goods support the FILL THE NEED program,  that provides groceries to our Hilton Head workforce every Thursday in partnership with the staff of Palmetto Breeze Transit.

SHARE THE BOUNTY annual event presents Founder Awards

The annual Share the Bounty fundraiser for Second Helpings on September 26 featured the presentation of the nonprofit’s major awards known as the Founders’ Awards. The Heritage Classic Foundation received the Supporter of the Year award and Food Lion stores earned Food Donor of the Year honors. The two awards were part of an evening that saw 200 area residents bidding on silent auction items donated by area businesses, golf courses, and more. Share the Bounty is the primary fundraiser for Second Helpings each fall. Jo Pender, vice president of the group, chaired the event for 2019. Awards were presented by Larry Landry, president of the board of directors for Second Helpings, and Lili Coleman, executive director.

The Heritage Classic Foundation was represented at the event by Steve Wilmot, president. The Heritage Classic Foundation nominated Second Helpings for the 2018 PGA Tour Charity of the Year. As a result, Second Helpings was awarded the honor from among more than 3,000 nonprofit agencies supported by the PGA. The recognition included a $30,000 award that was used to help purchase a new refrigerated truck. Second Helpings also receives contributions through The Heritage Classic Foundation’s Birdies for
Charity and Champions FORE Charity.

Food Donor of the Year was presented to local Food Lion stores, represented by A.J. Vargo, assistant store manager in Bluffton. Food Lion stores provided the largest volume of food donations to Second
Helpings this past year. In addition, Food Lion donated 500 thermal bags for the Fill the Need Program when it began in 2017. Through this effort, bags of food are packed each Thursday for riders of Palmetto Breeze Transit. Food Lion also is a grant supporter and was the first company to support food rescue in the country.

We thank the sponsors and supporters of this event.

Wells Fargo Advisors on Hilton Head Clean Second Helpings' trucks.

Wells Fargo Advisors staff chose Second Helpings as the recipient of their community day on Friday, September 20. The team cleaned the trucks.  Thank you so much. A clean truck is a healthy truck.  Special thank you to Second Helpings volunteers Ron Orlosky, Pete Moore and Chuck Stundzia who delivered the trucks for their baths!  Special thank you to John Levy and Steve VonClausburg of Wells Fargo Advisors. If you are looking for a two to three-hour community service, call Second Helpings.  Like an elephant, we have eight trucks that need gentle cleaning.  All you need is a water source, hose and a group of fun-loving associates.  Trucks are located on Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and the Town of Beaufort.