Second Helpings is pleased to welcome one new food pantry on Hilton Head Island and three in the Beaufort area.
“These agencies will enable us to address some of the greatest unmet needs in our service area,” said Marcus Tanner, Second Helpings Executive Director. “They are deeply involved in their communities and very committed to serving our neighbors in need.”
Providence Presbyterian Church, on the south end of Hilton Head Island. This new agency is also partnering with Bethel Church and Love Links to reach the food insecure living mid-island, including Chimney Cove.
Praise Assembly is located in Port Royal, near Beaufort. Second Helpings board member Mike Chambers made the initial contact right at the time the church was looking to expand their food pantry. The church’s location and Spanish ministry make it an ideal partner to reach more persons in need.
The other two new agencies are on Lady’s Island in Beaufort, an area with more than 1,000 food-insecure residents where no food pantry or soup kitchen had previously been. Both were identified and brought aboard by Mike Chambers. They are:
Meadowbrook Baptist Church – For the last 10 years, the Reverend Michael Coxwell has been the pastor of this community-oriented congregation. The church has distributed food at the holidays and had been looking to do something more frequent to make a greater impact.
Tidal Creek Fellowship – The new food pantry will be led by Kyle Riddle, Associate Pastor of Family Discipleship and Missions. Riddle reports that the congregation is excited about the new ministry, believes that it is really going to help Lady’s Island as a whole, and is grateful for this new opportunity to help.