PO BOX 23621
HILTON HEAD SC 29925-3621
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address PO BOX 23621
HILTON HEAD , SC 299253621
Telephone (843) 689-3689
Projected Annual Revenue $345,300.00 (2017)
Mission Statement

Our mission is to alleviate hunger by excelling in the ongoing development and management of a distribution channel between food donors and charitable food providers.

CEO/Executive Director Ms. Judy Almand
Board Chair Mr. Jan Malinowski
Board Chair Company Affiliation Palmetto State Bank
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1992
Financial Summary
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Additional Documents
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Core Values2015View

Our mission is to alleviate hunger by excelling in the ongoing development and management of a distribution channel between food donors and charitable food providers.

For 25 years,Second Helpings has been working to alleviate hunger in the SC Lowcountry. The organization has grown  steadily over the years to meet the growing demands of the area.  Today, Second Helpings volunteers operate 7 refrigerated trucks, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year rescuing food and distributing it to over 60 area food pantries, nonprofits and churches in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton Counties.  
Hunger is a real issue in the SC Lowcountry.  Many areas here are considered "Food Deserts", a  region where there are no grocery stores for 5, 10, or more miles.  If you don't have access to transportation, there is no access to food.  Many people suffer from "Food Insecurity"  a condition where on any given day they have no means to obtain food.  This biggest industry in this area is tourism which lends itself to mostly low wage jobs. Trying to make ends meet is a real struggle for the workers.  They are literally one problem away from financial ruin.  
 In 2015, our volunteers collected over 2.8 million pounds of food with an estimated value of $4.6 million dollars and distributed it to over 20,200 people in the SC Lowcountry.  Our goal is simple, to make sure that no one in the SC Lowcountry has to worry about where their next meal is coming from.  No other organization in the SC Lowcountry has as big an impact on hunger as Second Helpings.
1. Provided food to over 22,200 people in the SC Lowcountry in 2015.
2. Volunteers rescued over 2.8 million pounds of food  and distributed it to over 60 nonprofit agencies.
3. SC Secretary of State Charity Angel
4. Beaufort Chamber Outstanding Nonprofit of the Year 2014
1.  Increase the number of people served.
2.  Strive for efficient and effective distribution of food.
3. Maintain our Charity Angel Status every year.
  • New volunteer recruitment , for our truck operations.
  • Additional Board recruitment. 
  • Improved marketing and communication
CEO/Executive Director Statement

Wanda is a resident of St. Helena Island. She walks 15 miles one way to a food pantry on Our Lady's Island to obtain food.  Besides living well below the government's poverty level, she also lives in a food desert(an area where there are no grocery stores) She has no car and little funds for food. She was able to get fresh vegetables, fruit, bread and some lean meat.  She was also able to get a birthday cake for her daughter.  The food pantry staff was able to send her home with 16 pounds of healthy food valued at over $100.  All the food was provided by Second Helpings.

Many people go to food pantries asking for help.  Food is a basic need.  By providing nutritious food through our network of agencies, SH assures that those in need of food will have access to it. Insufficient nutrition puts children at risk for illness, weakens their immune system and causes improper growth and development of their bodies and brain.  Adequate nutrition ensures  that students will be prepared for and succeed in school and at outside activities; Lack of proper nutrition for adults and seniors may hinder their ability to live a full and active life and  their performance at work.  People with medical issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure will be able to better manage their conditions and medications.  In general, people’s lives improve which will reduce absences at work and school.   There will be less dependency on government subsidies (food stamps and welfare).  Ultimately, the community as a whole benefits from our services through better health of its residents, an educated workforce and low unemployment.  
Second Helpings provides a unique service; we are the conduit for the food to get to the people that need it.  Logistically, it is not feasible for the grocery stores to deal with each agency. Our program is effective and efficient.  It allows our partner agencies to use their means for their core mission and ensures there is no overlap of services.
Board Chair Statement
Many people say we "rescue" food; I think we rescue lives!   Food is a basic need; you can't do without it. The food that our volunteers redistribute gives people in need a chance at a successful life.  The food is free and would have been throw away; we just repurpose it.
The people who benefit from our food are the working poor, the people living in food deserts, and people in crisis. The SC Lowcountry's main industry is tourism which provides mostly minimum wage jobs.  It is almost impossible to live on $320 a week and that's if you get 40 hours.  Many companies are giving workers 30 hours or less in order to cut down on expenses .  These people have little savings and a car break down, medical problem or other crisis could send them into financial ruin.  
Many people in the SC Lowcountry live in areas considered "food deserts", areas where there are no grocery stores.  If you do not have access to a car or public transportation, you have no access to food.   
And then there are people who find themselves in a crisis situation that they could not have forseen; loss of a job, a cancer diagnosis or their house being destroyed.  For many people this is their first time they have had to ask for help.  
The Second Helpings volunteers are glad to provide food to those in need it no matter what the reason.  Our trucks run 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year and as long as there is a need for our food, we will be there to fill it.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Board member comment-"Second Helpings is the necessary link between food providers and the agencies distributing the product to those in need. SH volunteers are literally “hands on” the wheel.  SH opens a window to many who otherwise might not be aware of the distressed, rural SC communities located near the pockets of great wealth… HHI, Bluffton, and certain areas of northern Beaufort County."

Our volunteers find their work very at SH is very gratifying.  They really like that they are part of a group that really enjoys what they do and have a daily impact on the community.  One volunteer states "Different groups come together, the food donors, the volunteers and the agencies and you can see the good that comes from our synergy.   It’s like a 3 legged stool, each leg is important."

Another volunteer/Board member says “I thoroughly enjoy working with the various Tuesday volunteers and appreciate the opportunity to interact with the store employees and the volunteers at the recipient agencies. In is a real honor to be involved with a well-run non-profit organization like Second Helpings and having the opportunity to provide much needed food to over 20,000 local residents who might go hungry without our efforts.”

 Six of our Friday volunteers have been together for 8-10 years. Both the Holy Family Church and Sandalwood food pantries have said they could not operate without Second Helpings.”

Areas of Service
Beaufort County
Hampton County
Jasper County
We provide food to over 60 charitable agencies throughout  Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton Counties.  We serve nonprofit and faith based organizations.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Jan Malinowski
Company Affiliation Palmetto State Bank
Term Jan 2016 to Jan 2018
Board of Directors
Mr. Anthony Berkant retired
Mr. Joseph Buckingham retired
Mr. Andrew Cook Community Volunteer
Mr. James Grove Volunteer
Ms. Marilyn Harris retired
Ms. Donna Klein Retired
Mr. Jan Malinowski Community Volunteer
Mr. Mike Mc Keown Retired
Ms. Cathy Robine Retired
Mr. Ted Stevenson Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 3
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Additional Board Members
Mr. John Geisler
Mr. Robert Peterson
Mr. George Reilly
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.

Historically, the organization’s focus has been solely on the food rescue operation with most of our board members coming from our truck crew volunteer ranks.  As we have grown and intend to grow further to meet the needs of our community, we must develop and expand Board focus on all aspects of the organization: strategic planning, governance,fund development and marketing and food sourcing.





Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Ms. Judy Almand
Experience The Executive Director came to Second Helpings with 27 years of nonprofit experience, recently as Regional VP for the American Cancer Society.  Previously served as Sr. Director of American Heart Assn., and Exec Dir of the Patriots Point Foundation in Charleston.  Owner and principal of Almand Consulting working with regional nonprofits for growth and stability.
Former Executive Director/CEOs
Ms. Peggy Warnke July 2000 - July 2013
Senior Staff
Mr. Bruce Algar Office Administrator
Mr. Cesar Garcia Beaufort Coordinator
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 400
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2015
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Diversity Policy Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
We collaborate with a number of agencies in order to provide food to the public.  We are partners with our food donors (grocery and big box stores), recipient agencies (food pantries, churches and other nonprofits) as well as the Lowcountry Food Bank.  This is a major collaborative effort; no one agency or group could do it alone.
Charity Angel AwardSC Secretary of State2013
Civitas AwardBeaufort Chamber of Commerece2014
Description We are a food rescue operation.  Volunteers collect food from grocery and other stores that would have been discarded and redistribute it to food pantries, soup kitchens and agencies serving the challenged, dis advantaged and needy in the SC Lowcountry.
Budget $241,500
Short Term Success
Long Term Success
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Revenue $345,300.00
Projected Expenses $343,115.00
Endowment Value $45,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$5,000$0$0
Individual Contributions$36,006$79,939--
Investment Income, Net of Losses($998)$1,994$6,415
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$26,467$15,640$13,500
Revenue In-Kind--$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$190,626$186,118$148,605
Administration Expense$28,888$26,882$20,501
Fundraising Expense$18,255$16,523$16,034
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.321.131.33
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%81%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%7%7%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$462,836$387,809$357,557
Current Assets$322,347$70,549$252,101
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$7,345$7,644$5,059
Total Net Assets$455,491$380,165$352,498
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities43.899.2349.83
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountPalmetto Electric Trust $67,000United Way $25,500 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountUnited Way $25,500Palmetto Bluff/Crescent Resources $19,000 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountPalmetto Bluff/ Cresent Resources $23,000Coastal Carolina Foundation $15,000 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Permit? Yes May 2015
Registration Yes May 2017
Organization Comments

From a financial perspective, we owe it to our financial donors, other stakeholders, and regulatory agencies to maintain rigorous financial controls. We undergo an independent annual audit, all of our audits have been ‘Satisfactory’, and we are current in our IRS and South Carolina reporting. We have been designated and ‘Angel Charity’ by the SC Secretary of State, meeting their criteria for core mission expenditure ratio, volunteer policies and practices, and maintaining current records and accounts.

As a challenge, we are competing for donations with many of the agencies we serve, and with other unrelated charities. Thus, we must continually reinforce our ‘brand’ within the donor community and expand our donor population in new service areas.

Address PO BOX 23621
HILTON HEAD , SC 299253621
Primary Phone (843) 689-3689
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Judy Almand
Board Chair Mr. Jan Malinowski
Board Chair Company Affiliation Palmetto State Bank
Year of Incorporation 1992