Give where you Live.
You give to Second Helpings because poverty and hunger touches your soul. Your gift is a light of hope, feeds a family and safeguards our precious environment.
For every $100 in private donations received, Second Helpings provides more than $1,250 worth of food to our Agency Partners to benefit our local needy. We also prevent 750 pounds of food waste from reaching our landfills.
The benefits you deliver are far greater than the cash donations we receive, thanks to the efforts of our 350 volunteers and the support of our Food Donors. At least 80% of cash donated goes directly towards our food rescue operation, for which 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.
With a budget of around $400,000, we provide food that has a value of almost five million dollars – more than 12 times our budget! We take our stewardship responsibilities very seriously. We owe it to all of our stakeholders to manage our resources responsibly and maintain this status.
More than 19,000 people fed weekly
You help us do this for people like Janelle, whose husband left her and her two small girls with no money and transportation. For the first time in her life, she had to ask for assistance at a local food pantry. Hear from Janelle:
“I would see the Second Helpings truck come in and I just knew that they were the reason we had strawberries, vegetables, yogurt and meat. I am so grateful for all they do in the community.”
We know you don’t want to let people like Janelle down!