With a smile, we've just finished our summer collections, our 8th year at Holden Beach, NC. Although we were a bit short of last years total, we were able to meet 100% of the needs of all persons, and then some, who asked for our help, and that is what we're about.
Our total for the summer is 19,297 lbs. which brings us close to 100,000 lbs. since the ministry began in July of 2005. The current economy definitely affected our volume as more of our vacationers ate in and took home more than normal. That's good news as we sense their food was not wasted, although we empathize for our local restaurants whose business was affected.
As a reminder, please consider "A Second Helping" as a model for establishing a similar ministry for other vacation venues. It's a way to "give back", a simple way to chip away at hunger in your community. We're always available to help, and to answer your questions at Leftoverfood@aol.com.