Second Helpings

Second Helpings is a nonprofit food rescue and distribution network, helping to eliminate hunger in the Lowcountry. We work with our food providers and our distribution agencies to help those in need obtain nourishing food.  At this time of giving thanks, we have an important special message about a way for you to give thanks every week.

Giving Tuesday, November 27

This GIVING TUESDAY, give your time to Second Helpings and help us rescue food.  Now through November 27, we want you to sign up to volunteer.

There’s a place for you on our trucks!

Second Helpings relies on volunteers to rescue and deliver three million pounds of food to the hungry in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties. A one-half day a week or a month or more from you will keep our trucks operating.

When you volunteer with Second Helpings, here’s what happens:

Help the Hungry:

Second Helpings rescues food from grocery stores and other partners and delivers it free of charge to 60 agencies. Some 45,000 meals are provided weekly thanks to community support.

Be Part Of a Team:

Two to three volunteers at a time staff the eight refrigerated trucks that pick up and deliver food every day. Team members work together to lift boxes of food and make the rounds distributing food.

Be a Good Neighbor:

The unique function of Second Helpings is that we pick up food from neighborhood stores; deliver it to senior centers, churches, food pantries, and other local agencies; and provide a direct food pipeline to the hungry.

Get a Free Workout:

Second Helpings needs able-bodied individuals who want to work as a volunteer half a day one week a month or more. We have trucks stationed in Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head so it is likely one located close to you.

Or, volunteer another way

  • Work one day a week in our office to help with administrative projects
  • Visit agencies to ensure safe storage and distribution of food
  • Help out with marketing, especially social marketing
  • Join our annual event committee
  • Host a food drive

Sign Up TODAY!

It’s super easy. Call 843-689-3689 or click here !

If you’re unable to volunteer but still want to support our work, please consider a donation to help pay for operations. Just click here.

Mark Your Calendar:  Giving Tuesday is an international giving day.  Support your local food rescuer by giving to Second Helpings on Tuesday, November 27.  If you can’t volunteer, your monetary gift on Giving Tuesday will help support the work of Second Helpings.