Your gift matters!

Second Helpings is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has been awarded Angel Charity Status by South Carolina. All of our funding comes from private donations.

Because of your support, Second Helpings provided more than 2.6 million equivalent meals in 2021, and kept 2.7 million pounds of food from reaching local landfills.

You can help us feed a neighbor in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Every donation is tax-deductible and will make a difference in a local person’s life.

It’s easy for you to make a gift.

Second Helpings
P. O. Box 23621
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925
Tax ID number: 57-0938469

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Second Helpings is a South Carolina Angel Charity

As part of enforcing of the Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act, the South Carolina Secretary of State each year chooses 10 charities to showcase their stewardship of the donations they receive. Angel Charities must devote at least 80% of its total expenditures to directly fund charitable programs. Second Helpings was showcased in 2013 and we continue to meet this high standard every single year.

We encourage you to review our most recent IRS 990 Annual Tax Exempt Form for more information.


Support Second Helpings while you shop and dine

You can provide financial support to Second Helpings while you shop!  Opportunities include:

Kroger Community Rewards Program – Kroger will donate funds to Second Helpings every time you shop with your pre-enrolled loyalty card.  To enroll in the Community Rewards program, please visit and select Second Helpings, 20 Palmetto Parkway, Hilton Head, SC.


Amazon Smile Foundation – Amazon will donate 0.5% of the value of your purchases to Second Helpings.  To enroll, please visit


SERG Restaurant Group – Round It Up America ® at Frankie Bones:  Guests of Frankie Bones can “round up” their checks to the nearest dollar and donate the remaining change to Second Helpings.



Help Us Rescue Food to Feed Our Neighbors, Now and In the Future

There are several ways that you can help sustain our good work now and in the future.


Make an Honorary or Memorial Gift

There may be no better way to honor someone you love than feeding those in need. We will be pleased to mail a personalized Second Helpings tribute card on your behalf. Simply provide us with the name and address of the person who should receive the card and we’ll do the rest.

For more information, please contact our Executive Director at


Donate Stocks, Bonds, or Other Securities

Giving stocks, bonds or other securities allows you to support Second Helpings while potentially realizing significant tax benefits. Stock and other security gifts are exempt from the long-term capital gains tax that would apply if you sold the shares and made a cash donation to Second Helpings. So donating stock directly to us is a great way to increase the impact of your dollars!

We maintain an endowment fund at the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry:

You or your broker may obtain investment transfer instructions from Nicki Charles at the Community Foundation at 843-681-9100 regarding transfer of investments to Second Helpings Fund # 312.


Donor-Advised Funds

Designate a gift from your donor-advised fund today! Please contact our Executive Director at with any questions regarding donor-advised funds.


Remember Us in Your Will or Trust

Remembering Second Helpings in your will or revocable trust will enable you to leave a meaningful legacy. Cash, real and personal property will all help further our mission to eliminate hunger and waste in our community.

Please consult with your legal counsel to help you with your will or trust. And please let us know that we are part of your legacy!


Donor Privacy Policy

Second Helpings will not publish, sell, trade, rent or share our donors’ personal information with any external person or organization.

We will only use donors’ personal information (name, address, telephone number, email address, and amount donated) for:

  • Direct communications with donors
  • Receipts for donations
  • Donation ‘thank you’ correspondence
  • Notice of events, activities, and fund raisers
  • Changes in policy relevant to donors or donations
  • Internal use for analysis and record keeping
  • Required reporting to government agencies or partnership agencies

Second Helpings’ outgoing electronic communications contain a one-click unsubscribe button. Our email lists are opt-in, and do not include names or e-mail addresses scraped or acquired from other sources.

Donors and others may also contact Second Helpings at to update or delete their communication contact preferences at any time.

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