Friday, June 29, 2012

More good news!!

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to get other vacation locales to start similar food collection programs/ministries such as "A Second Helping, we got some great news this week. A friend who read a newspaper article about us a couple of years ago sent a copy to her daughter at Edisto Beach in South Carolina. The daughter jumped on the idea, so to speak, and as a result Edisto Realty has its own program of collecting food from departing vacationers on the island. We hope other locations will be similarly inspired by what Edisto Realty is doing and become pro-active in doing their own thing. As always, we want to hear from anyone who gets involved, or who has questions.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Great Idea

One of the many joys we experience each Saturday morning during our food collection is meeting and talking to persons from all over the U.S. who come to Holden Beach NC for vacations. This past Saturday, our first day of the 8th year, we met a couple from Athens GA. They had some nice things to say about "A Second Helping" which we always like to hear. And they had a great idea as we talked! Before the UGA football games, lots of people "tailgate", which means the possibility of left over foods which could be collected for the needy. This great idea could be expanded to any tailgating venue, NASCAR, NFL football, college football, you name it!! What a wonderful project this could be for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Civic clubs or individuals like us who do our thing on Saturday morning during the summer months. Let us know what you think, or if we can help you get started, by writing us at