Second Helpings Atlanta: Keeping Pace with Atlanta’s Growing Demand for Food

Second Helpings Atlanta rescues perfectly good food from restaurants, grocery stores, and other sources, then redirects it to more than 40 Atlanta-area nonprofits, which in turn get it to the tables of local families experiencing food shortages. Its model benefits the environment by saving food from the landfill, and it helps low-income families by supplying them healthy, quality food options, particularly during a crisis in which so many families have lost jobs and once-reliable food sources, such as school kitchens, have closed their doors to mitigate the threat of COVID-19.

Undeterred by the crisis, Second Helpings got creative, finding new ways to negotiate Atlanta’s rapidly changing food landscape–and to ensure that families continue accessing the nutritious food they need.