Impact Stories

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At Second Helpings, we often celebrate our numbers: more than 33 million pounds of food rescued, more than 13 million meals delivered to those in need, an additional 15 million pounds of food redirected to pantries, more than 850 men and women prepared for new careers and opportunities for self-sufficiency. While we are certainly proud of those numbers, we recognize that the real impact of second helpings does not lie in the numbers. It’s the stories.

Ask our partner agencies and the people they serve about the impact these meals have on their organizational sustainability, and on the nutrition and quality of life of the people they serve. Ask a child what it means to know they will have dinner that night. Ask our graduates about the power of a second chance and the power of a paycheck. Ask them what it means to be able to support their families and to model employment and career growth for their children.

Here, you will find examples of the stories that pour out of this organization each and every day. We will share stories of graduate success, the incredible work of our partner agencies, and the amazing work that our volunteer family performs each week. Bookmark this page to keep up with the many lives transformed by the power of food.