Checking Out? Donate Your Leftover Food to Second Helpings

As you’re heading out of town, give your unopened and non-perishable food items to the Second Helpings volunteers!

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If your accommodations have a full or even a half kitchen, this amenity can prove to be very cost-effective. Having access to everything you’ll need to whip up breakfast, lunch, and dinner can be a game changer, especially for large groups or families with small children. Of course, you’ll want to go to your favorite Hilton Head eateries here and there, but being able to quickly make a meal before hitting the pool, beach, or boat ride can save not only money, but valuable vacation time!

Post Vacation Food Donation

Regardless if you always prefer splitting your meals between restaurants and cooking “at home,” or if you’re planning to give it a try for your upcoming vacation, one problem persists: the extra groceries. Sometimes we go a little crazy once we hit the grocery store, and sometimes even when we’ve followed the shopping list perfectly, there will be extra food in the fridge or pantry.

Gone are the days when you guiltily threw out perfectly good food at the end of your trip, because Second Helpings has the solution we’ve all been waiting for: the Post Vacation Food Donation!

As you head out of town, give your unopened and non-perishable food items to the Second Helpings volunteers!


Saturday Mornings


June 1-August 31


Grayco Hardware and Home Store Parking Lot

6 Bow Cir, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


Friday & Saturday Mornings


June 1-August 31


Coligny Plaza outside Fish Coastal Restaurant

1 N Forest Beach Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


  • Canned goods
  • Bakery products
  • Snack foods
  • Cereal
  • Coffee
  • Beverages
  • Condiments and sauces
  • Dairy products
  • Fresh produce.

If you aren’t leaving on a Friday or Saturday, you can still help! Bring your food donations at the Palmetto Dunes Pass Office, 16 Queens Folly Rd, Hilton Head Island, 29928, throughout the week, or year-round in from of the Deep Well Project, 80 Capital Drive, Hilton Head Island, 29926.

What is Second Helpings?

This 501(c)(3) nonprofit food rescue organization works to eliminate hunger and food waste in the Hilton Head Island community. Second Helpings’ primary focus is the collecting and distributing of food to local pantries and other programs that will help food-insecure families in the area. Awarded Angel Charity Status by South Carolina, Second Helpings is volunteer-run, and all funding is from private donations.

If you’d like to learn more, click here.

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