Second Helpings was awarded $15,000 from The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response, a fund housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation. The grant will assist Second Helpings food rescue operation and the purchasing of food due to the COVID-19 events.
“Second Helpings’ volunteers are excited to offer their neighbors meats, produce and dairy products because of this grant,” said Lili Coleman, executive director. “We provide rescued food to 55 agencies and these funds will help us meet the growing demand of our neighbors facing food insecurity.”
“COVID-19 has placed a growing financial burden on communities around the state,” said Mac Bennett,” director of community impact and strategic initiatives at Cyberwoven, LLC. “The grants will help meet the rising needs spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic in our state.” Bennett is chairing the executive committee for the One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response.
The One SC Fund was established in 2015 by former Governor Nikki Haley as a statewide disaster relief fund and has directed donations to relief efforts for the Thousand-Year Flood, Hurricane Matthew, and Hurricane Florence. Today, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens our state and our country. The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is a collaborative statewide response to food, shelter, health, and nonprofit sustainability needs stemming from the Coronavirus pandemic. The three core partners in the One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response — SC Grantmakers, TogetherSC, and United Way Association of SC — will be joined by dozens of local, regional and statewide organizations in implementing an expedient, efficient, and equitable use of the One SC Fund.
The fund enhances and complements the efforts already underway in several counties and regions across South Carolina and is addressing gaps in the response efforts, including support for communities that lack resources or an organized philanthropic response. The effort also provides an outlet for statewide, regional, and national funders interested in
supporting the COVID-19 response in South Carolina.
How to Donate to the One SC Covid-19 Response Fund
Those wishing to contribute to the One SC Covid-19 Response Fund can do so in the following ways:
Online: Visit http://www.onescfund.org to make a donation with your credit card.
Mail: Send a check made payable to Central Carolina Community Foundation-One SC
Covid-19 Response to: Central Carolina Community Foundation-One SC, 2142 Boyce St., Suite 402, Columbia, SC 29201.
Information for nonprofits interested in applying for a grant is available at www.yourfoundation.org/onescgrants.
About the One SC Fund:
The One SC Fund, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation, was established by former Governor Nikki Haley after the 2015 Thousand-Year Flood. The fund helps South Carolinians who are recovering from state-declared emergencies. The fund has supported efforts during three previous state-declared disasters, including the Thousand-Year Flood, Hurricane Matthew, and Hurricane Florence, distributing over $5.5 million to nonprofits. The fund is activated during times of state-declared disasters. For more information about the One SC Fund, visit www.OneSCFund.org or call 803- 254-5601