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A Second Helping

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What is it? A Second Helping is a program to collect canned goods and all other food items, perishable and non-perishable, from vacationers as they leave Holden Beach, NC. These items are distributed to the needy of Brunswick County through one of the local churches.

When? The 2017 collections will be held each Saturday morning from 7 A.M. until noon, beginning June 17, 2017, and ending Labor Day weekend.

Where? Our very convenient drop site is in the Holden Beach Chapel parking lot on Ocean Boulevard.

To those of you who contributed in the past, we thank you very much and look forward to seeing you in 2017. Your compassion is very much appreciated and was put to good use in helping to feed the hungry in this area

Our collections now total  almost 200,000 lbs. since the program began in July of 2005.

Good news! “A Second Helping” food program has spread to many beaches in NC and SC plus other vacation spots through the United States.

Cash donations gratefully accepted. For each $1 we receive, we can buy between 5 and 8 lbs. of additional food. 
100% of these donations are used to buy more food. Contributions can be sent to
"A Second Helping"
2212 Queens Road East
Charlotte NC 28207-2732

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2015 - A Holden Beach volunteer project to redistribute leftover
vacation food inspired others up the coast-Carolina Country - August 2015

2015 - Vacationers Help Feed Locals - July 15, 2015
2014 - A Second Helping gives vacation leftovers to those in need - July 21, 2014,

2014 - Departing Topsail vacationers can help feed others - June 21, 2014,
2014 - Emerald Isle gathers leftover food from vacationers - June 03, 2014
ead more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/09/03/4284342/charlotteans-beach-food-collection.html#storylink=cpy
2010  - Vacationers Donate Left Over Food to Charity (USA Today)(Very Slow to load)
2007 - "Leftovers get 2nd Chance " July 08. 2007
2006 - "Food Collection Successful.."
2005 - "Holden Man offers a Second Helping"
2005 - "Loaves and Fishes Ministry feeds the hungry"
Link to Blog: http://oursecondhelping.blogspot.com/


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