Second Helpings Post-Vacation Food Donation

It happens to everyone – you’re on vacation having an amazing stay and part of the fun is eating and drinking all the wonderful food you don’t eat during your normal life. We see it all the time, tourist’s grocery carts loaded down with enough items to feed a conquering army. Then the end of vacation comes and there is a lot of food and drink left over that have never been opened. Well now there is a way to ease your guilt by not just leaving your extra’s or throwing it away!

Hilton Head is a very caring community and one of the standout organizations on the Island is Second Helpings. This 32-year-old nonprofit food rescue organization strives to eliminate hunger and waste. They collect and distribute food free of charge to local food pantries, soup kitchens and Family programs here on Hilton Head and the Lowcountry. Our local restaurants and grocery stores donate tons. Now you can too.

Starting the first Saturday in June through the last Saturday in August from 7:30am-10am the Second Helpings truck will be parked at the

  • Grayco Hardware and Home Store on Palmetto Bay Road
  • Coligny Plaza on Friday and Saturdays outside Fish near Piggly Wiggly – Drop Off Bin
  • Palmetto Dunes Pass office – Drop Off Bin
  • On other days if you aren’t leaving on a Saturday, you can drop off at the Second Helpings office at 4 Northridge Drive, Suite C HHI 29926.

    Here is a list of UNOPENED ITEMS they can use:
    • Canned goods
    • Bakery products
    • Snack foods
    • Cereal
    • Coffee
    • Beverages
    • Condiments and sauces
    • Dairy products, and
    • Fresh produce
    • Also unopened cleaning supplies and personal care items

    Unopened Items Needed Most Include:
    • Canned foods: tuna, chili, pasta meals, fruits & vegetables, soup, SPAM and Vienna Sausages
    • Dried pasta, rice, and pinto beans
    • Pasta sauce, peanut butter & jelly, cereal, oatmeal, and cooking oil

    They cannot rescue opened bottles or cans, frozen foods, alcoholic beverages, or cooked leftovers.

    Questions? Please contact
    Thank you for wanting to learn more about the foods Second Helpings hopes to rescue, and how they will benefit the local community.