Skip to content
adampollock's profile image - click for profile

Adam Pollock's Fundraiser:

Running on Empty - Part II

Adam's Photo

BENEFITING: SECOND SERVINGS OF HOUSTON

EVENT DATE: Nov 19, 2016

Adam Pollock

THE STORY:

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. 

Adam

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$16,876

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • The Balachandrans

    $100

  • Nazareth-Pinglays

    $200

  • Brittany Schaefer

    $75

  • george basu

     

  • Steven and Linda Sheldon

    $100

  • Joe Nasr

     

  • John Felix

    $100

  • Ronnie & Laurie Karkowsky

    $50

  • Ben and Jennifer Cowan

    $100

  • Javier Casillas

    $100

  • Scott & Cindy Avila

     

  • Wayne McKinzie

    $150

  • Cheryl and Haran Levy

    $100

  • Ann & Richard Vaughan

    $250

  • Andy kopel

    $50

  • Altamont Capital Partners

     

  • Franklin and Sandra Kay

    $150

  • The Whitchurchs

    $50

  • Monica Shah

     

  • Samantha Marks

    $50

  • Emily Reagan

     

  • Brian Cruver

    $250

  • Gary STone

    $100

  • Jeri Amundsen & Arthur Feldman

    $50

  • Tansey's

    $100

  • The Magdol Family

    $100

  • Eric Madry

    $50

  • Amit Patel

     

  • The Glidewells

     

  • sarah Patel Pacheco

    $100

  • Ella Fertitta

    $100

  • Marcy and Jason Laviage

    $100

  • Paul Schaefer

    $100

  • Michele Scafani

    $100

  • Suzanne and Aaron Nitzkin

    $100

  • Murray and Amy Kalmin

    $100

  • Annie, Dayton, Coert, & Molly Voorhees

    $50

  • Hal Thiessen

    $100

  • John & Jill Romney

    $250

  • Gopi Balakrishnan - Satya Sai Organization

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Marion "Mack" McDaniel III

    $100

  • The Townsagers

    $100

  • Robin and Martin Berson

    $100

  • Michael and Sharon Coplon

    $100

  • Beau Pollock

     

  • Jacqueline Vo

    $50

  • Robert and Rochelle Mintz

    $100

  • James and Regine Stone

     

  • Dave & Kate Mittelholzer

    $100

  • Jean-Pierre and Caroline Baizan

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alex Goldscher

     

  • The Ferbers

    $100

  • Jenny Gustafson

    $54

  • Clint Carlin

    $100

  • Robert Jones

    $50

  • The Wights

    $100

  • Duston McFaul

    $100

  • The Sulak Family

    $500

  • Abel Design Group, Ltd.

    $100

  • Brad Parish

     

  • Marcia and Keith Fiman

    $100

  • The Godbolds

    $50

  • Walt Holzer

    $250

  • James & Leigh Bradford

    $100

  • Matt Klein

    $100

  • Jeff Pellegrini

    $100

  • Pete Meyerdirk

    $100

  • Karen and Seth Lerner

    $100

  • Elaine Kellner

    $36

  • Robert Collins

     

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ginger Cook

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Frank Karkowsky

    $50

  • Kenny Herz

    $100

  • Randy Petersen

    $100

  • Fern and Stuart Gleichenhaus

    $100

  • Victoria Garcia

    $50

  • The Mossman Family

    $100

  • David Sweig

    $75

  • Laura and Andrew McCullough

     

  • Todd & Brenda Huskinson

    $100

  • Eric & Debbie Toizer

    $100

  • Courtney Fertitta

    $100

  • Taro Koki

    $25

  • Jon & Melissa Byers

    $50

  • Andrew Morrow

    $100

  • Edmund

    $50

  • Rob S.

     

  • Geoff BOlan

    $50

  • Jeff Basen-Engquist

    $25

  • Zach Sadek

    $25

  • Baelis Family

     

  • Jonathan Axelrad

    $100

  • The Gross Family

    $100

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

113% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $16,876 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Adam Pollock

Amount Raised

$16,876

 

113% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gary STone

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Robert Mintz

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Robert Jones

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

The Gross Family

The Gross Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jonathan Axelrad

Jonathan Axelrad

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Baelis Family

Baelis Family

2 years ago

Zach Sadek

Zach Sadek

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jeff Basen-Engquist

Jeff Basen-Engquist

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Geoff BOlan

Geoff BOlan

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Rob S.

Rob S.

Nice work my friend! 2 years ago

Edmund

Edmund

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Andrew Morrow

Andrew Morrow

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jon & Melissa Byers

Jon & Melissa Byers

DONATION: $50

2 years ago