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(40.20055,-74.8606)
 

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Mission Statement

Go green and fight hunger through food recycling. Our goal is to recycle and redistribute perfectly good food to people experiencing hunger in Bucks County and surrounding areas.

Description

Because of strict guidelines, stores discard food even though it is nutritious and completely safe to eat. In America, 40% of food goes to landfills meanwhile 1 in 6 Americans go hungry! In dollars, we waste 165 billion a year; a 50% increase from 1974!

Demand at pantries has been increasing due to working families that were hit hard by the recession. In Bucks County, 1 in 10 residents and 15% of all children are considered food insecure. We believe that no one should go hungry. No one should have to choose between medication, housing, and putting food on the table.

We seek to collect food from restaurants, caterers, cafeterias, grocery and farm stores.

These business throw out excess food because it is less costly than storing, handling, and shipping it for donation. Second Helping reduces this waste by handling and delivering food to area pantries.

Otherwise, thrown out food goes to the landfill where it decomposes and releases methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas.

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http://www.SecondHelpingPA.org

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