We’re Driving Out Hunger One Mile at a Time.

Since 2004, Second Helpings Atlanta’s community of volunteers has been picking up surplus, nutritious, perishable and frozen prepared food from grocery stores, big box retailers, corporate dining halls, hospitals, and large events and delivering it to the many front-line agencies in the Metro Atlanta area that feed the hungry every day. The food we rescue every day gets diverted from landfills and is used to feed those in need, making Atlanta a more environmentally responsible metropolitan area.

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Our Mission

Second Helpings Atlanta is a nonprofit food rescue organization whose mission is to reduce hunger and food waste in the Metro Atlanta area by rescuing surplus food and distributing it to those in need. With a community of over 450 volunteers, SHA serves as the link between our network of Food Donors and Partner Agencies who feed the hungry on a daily basis.

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The Communities We Serve

Second Helpings Atlanta operates in the Metro Atlanta area, including Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett and Clayton Counties, with ambitious plans to expand into neighboring counties in the future.

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Fact: In 2018, our volunteers rescued nearly 1.4 million nutritious meals

Making Connections Across Atlanta

Every day, our volunteers are connecting sources of surplus, nutritious food with agencies who distribute the food to those in need.

Food Donors

Our Food Donors are the source of the nutritious food our volunteers rescue every day, providing healthy alternatives to people who often survive on diets of highly processed food.


Partner Agencies

We leverage the services of our Partner Agencies to safely distribute the rescued food to their clients. This enables them to improve the quality of their feeding programs.



Our passionate and committed volunteers perform dozens of food rescues every day, serving as the link between “those who have it” with “those who need it.”


Financial Supporters

The support of our Financial Donors is critical to our continued growth and the impact we make in our community.


How You Can Help

There are lots of ways that you can support Second Helpings Atlanta’s mission to reduce hunger and food waste in the Metro Atlanta area.

40% of the food produced in the United States every year is never consumed

  1. Give 90 Minutes of Your Time

    That’s how long it takes to rescue and deliver a carload of nutritious food to those in need.

  2. Donate Surplus Food

    Does your organization have surplus perishable or prepared food? Transform what would have become trash into treasure for Atlanta’s hungry.

  3. Become an Advocate

    Help spread the news about the impact SHA is making in our community to help raise levels of awareness of our mission.

  4. Make a Financial Contribution

    Your contribution helps fuel the growth of our operations, enabling us to feed more of our hungry neighbors.

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