Second Helpings Atlanta, Inc. (SHA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose vision is to eliminate hunger in the 5 county Metropolitan Atlanta area by rescuing surplus food and delivering it to those in need. With a team of roughly 400 Volunteer drivers, SHA serves as the link between a network of 60+ food donors and the front-line food assistance agencies who feed the hungry on a daily basis.
We began in 2004 as a social action project at Temple Sinai Atlanta, organized by congregants Guenther Hecht, Alli Allen and Shirley Leaderman Bernes. In 2013, we became a stand-alone non-profit focused on food rescue.
Second Helpings Atlanta Volunteers have a big impact on food insecurity and food waste. See our 90 Minute Model in action.
Read more about Second Helpings Atlanta’s history.