Second Helpings
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Second Helpings Atlanta

History: When restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals and retailers have leftover food, where does it go? Since 2004, Second Helpings Atlanta has picked up more than 10 million pounds of fresh and frozen food donations and delivered them to partner agencies that feed people who would otherwise go hungry.

Did you know: Every day more than 450 volunteer drivers pick up food from more than 80 food donors and deliver it to more than 50 homeless shelters, food pantries, domestic violence shelters and other partner agencies in Fulton, DeKalb, and Gwinnett counties.

Its motto: “We’re Driving Out Hunger, One Mile at a Time.”

How you can help: Most food rescue routes are completed in 90 minutes or less, and volunteers can select routes based on their availability and drive as frequently as they would like. Second Helpings Atlanta rescues and delivers food donations at no charge, and financial donations go a long way in supporting its mission.

To learn more: Visit or email Andrea Jaron, executive director at

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