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Rescuing Food to Feed Our Neighbors
We are the only volunteer-driven organization in Beaufort, Hampton, and Jasper counties authorized to rescue food. Our volunteers pick up the food and deliver it at no cost to fulfillment agency partners and provide it directly to people in need.
GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE. We rely on the generosity of people like you to rescue food and prevent food waste in our community.
Help us feed the hungry with a sponsorship, food drive, or fundraising event.
The Need is Great
An estimated 40% of food is wasted. Nearly all (97%) of wasted food ends up in landfills, becoming the single largest component of municipal solid waste and a large source of methane emissions.
At the same time, one in seven people, and one in five children in South Carolina, struggles with hunger. At least 50% of local children qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches. In some towns, this number can reach 100%.
Our Food Agencies
We partner with 55 local organizations that serve people in need throughout Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties. Our agencies must be a 501(c)3 organization, serve those in need, or a church in order to be a partner. Our food is given freely to these organizations who, with our help, are able to shift their focus to strengthening our community’s food safety net.
1 in 5 children
in our area are food insecure.
Who we help
Second Helpings and our Agency Partners serve a culturally diverse range of populations in a variety of ways. These include soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, shelters for victims of domestic violence, Boys and Girls Clubs, senior centers, and more. Our focus with each of these groups is to serve the greatest number of people in an area while avoiding duplication of services.