Kroger Gives Back to Help Feed Our Neighbors

Staff Report

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Kroger recently contributed $10,000 to Second Helpings to help feed our neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is just one way the company supports food rescue and distribution in Beaufort, Hampton, and Jasper counties. The Kroger stores in Bluffton and on Hilton Head regularly provide food that is then distributed by Second Helpings’ volunteers to food pantries and soup kitchens in these counties. 

The funds will be used to purchase food. Each week, Second Helpings is purchasing approximately $5,000 worth of food for agencies that are not receiving donations from their local communities.  

"The smaller agencies don't have the support of many of our larger agencies,” said Lili Coleman, executive director.  “Food donations are needed for these agencies because they are seeing more requests and providing assistance with less volunteer help and smaller staff. Our Second Helpings volunteers are delivering to all agencies that are still open and processing food orders to supplement the food supply. We are rescuing less meat and produce due to limited supplies and more demand. Donations like this one provide the badly needed resources to feed our local neighbors."