BENEFITING: SECOND SERVINGS OF HOUSTON
EVENT DATE: Nov 19, 2016
Second Servings of Houston is the city's only "prepared food rescue" organization. We pick up unserved surplus food from hotels, caterers, food retailers, sports venues, and other regulated food businesses, and deliver it safely and promptly to approved charitable meal sites. With 1 in 5 people in Houston facing daily food insecurity and 30-40% of available food being sent to the landfill, it is essential that we redirect perfectly edible surplus food to the people who really need it.
In our first 18 months, we rescued over 200,000 pounds of chef-prepared food from 70+ food donors and delivered it to 17 charity sites, including homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and low-income housing. Each week our food reaches over 5,000 people, including veterans, at-risk youth, abused women and children, adults in rehab, and low-income single adults.
We operate extemely efficiently, using a "same day pickup and delivery" model, as well as relying on several of our charity recipients to make scheduled pickups. We also depend on a cadre of dedicated, non-paid professionals, passionate volunteers and student interns, and one part-time paid employee, to get the job done.
But in order to expand our capacity, we need additional transportation, supplies, and drivers. We hope you will support our efforts, knowing that your donation is helping fight hunger AND prevent waste in a practical and meaningful way. Every $100 you give provides over 3,000 meals! Thank you for your consideration.