Give where you Live.
You give to Second Helpings because the plight of the poor and hungry touches your heart. Your gift provides a light of hope, food for families, and helps to safeguard our precious environment.
The benefits you deliver are far greater than the cash donations we receive, thanks to the efforts of our more than 325 volunteers and the support of our Food Donors. More than 80% of cash donated goes directly towards our food rescue operation or to purchasing supplemental healthy food. That’s why we were recognized as a South Carolina Angel Charity by the SC Secretary of State.
Second Helpings is a unique nonprofit in that we serve other nonprofits. We neither solicit nor accept money from our recipient agencies for our food and we do not receive any government funding. As a 501(c)3 organization, we rely on the generosity of the public – foundations, churches, civic groups, and individuals – for financial support.
Because of our committed, active volunteers, we rescue food at a cost of only 15 cents per pound. That’s 18 cents per equivalent meal! We owe it to all of our stakeholders to manage our resources responsibly and maintain this status.
You help us do this for people like the handyman who picked up food at the Palmetto Breeze bus depot during his long commute home one recent Thursday.
“It’s like gold to me. This helps me make ends meet.”
With your support, we pledge to continue to help him and the many thousands of others in our community who rely on us.