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Community Support Buys a New Food Rescue Truck

Thanks to the support of four community organizations, Second Helpings has a new truck for food rescue operations. Contributions from the Wexford Charitable Fund, The Heritage Classic Foundation, The Long Cove Foundation, and Belfair 1811, enabled Second Helpings to purchase a new refrigerated truck. It is replacing one that has sporadic air conditioning and over 200,000 miles.

Truck 10, as the new truck is referred, will be based on Hilton Head Island. Look for the sticker on the truck identifying those groups that supported its purchase.

This Hilton Head truck and its volunteers pick up and deliver food on the Island and deliver it to local agencies and to Palmetto Breeze Transit for the Fill the Need program that benefits Hilton Head workers who ride the Palmetto Breeze buses to work.

Second Helpings Executive Director Lili Coleman praised the generosity of these organizations and the others that enable this nonprofit to supply food pantries, soup kitchens, churches, and other agencies with needed food. She said, “We are fortunate to live in a community where there are wonderful volunteers and generous donors that make it possible for us to rescue more than three million pounds of food each year. Much of this food would otherwise end up in landfills so our work is important for our neighbors and the environment.”

Second Helpings has a long-term objective of refreshing its fleet with a new vehicle every year or so. Benefits of this strategy include providing our volunteer crews with safe and dependable trucks and spacing out the expenditure for such a large purchase. Like other trucks, our most recent purchase was a Isuzu gas tilt cab chassis with a 16-foot refrigerated box and dual rear steps. A long-range objective is to evolve to all gas trucks that are quieter, passenger friendly, and easier to maintain.

Second Helpings supplies 57 agencies in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties with food rescued from 30 food donors. More than 300 volunteers staff eight refrigerated trucks to pick up and deliver food that is free to senior centers, food pantries, and other agencies. To get involved in helping feed the hungry, please visit https://www.secondhelpingslc.org/.

 

Long Cove Community Foundation
Pictured left to right are:
John Wellner, Dennis Mahoney, Vickie Baumann, Carol Magruder, Jill Clark, and Bob Navarre

 

Wexford Community Foundation
Pictured left to right are:
Stephen Carter, Fred Noonan, Sue MacCormack, Cathy Sumpter, Dick Garner, and John Cunningham

 

Belfair 1811
Pictured left to right are:
Bob Cibulsky, Marilyn Keating, Barbara Bantivoglio, Tom Yoto, and Mike Finson

 

Heritage Classic Foundation:
Pictured left to right are:
Derek Paton, Bill Miles, Morgan Hyde, Steve Wilmot, Kristen Brockman, Alexis Romero, Sidney
Brewton, Andy McMillen, and Tyler Shuttz
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