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Our mission is to reduce hunger and food waste in the Metropolitan Atlanta area by rescuing surplus fresh, perishable, and nutritious food then deliver it to those in need, free of charge.
This company began as a social action project at Temple Sinai, organized by congregant, Guenther Hecht in 2004. After significant growth, Second Helpings of Atlanta (SHA) became a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization in January 2013. We are also an official Food Rescue partner of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Our network is made up of 450+ Volunteer Drivers, 80 Food Donors, and 45 Partner Agencies. Over 93% of our volunteers use our 90 minute model- our Volunteer Drivers are matched with routes in the metro Atlanta area that allow them to drive their personal vehicle to a Food Donor’s location, pick up surplus, perishable food, and then transport and deliver it to a Partner Agency that serves the needy, before returning home or to their place of work in 90 minutes or less.