The Power of Good

The agencies, companies, donors and individuals in our network come together to make a difference in Atlanta.

Great Food Belongs in Kitchens, Not Landfills

The Second Helpings Atlanta food rescue network starts with our food donors’ commitment to feeding people with their surplus product. By donating recoverable food that would otherwise end up in landfills, these businesses represent the foundation of our effort to make Atlanta a more sustainable and food-secure place to live. Currently, we rescue food from more than 75 regular food donors– grocery stores, corporate kitchens, farmers’ markets, restaurants, stadiums, and schools, to name a few!

Food donation partners can include any location that handles perishable food and either regularly or occasionally has excess to share with those in need. Our team will work with your staff to arrange donations on an ad hoc, periodic, or regular basis, on the days and times that work best for your schedule. When we pick up your donations, you’ll know that everything you give is being immediately and safely transported to a partner that can use the donated food for good in your local community.

State and Federal Laws Exist to Protect You

The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act of 1996 states that businesses engaged in the donation of perishable and nonperishable food “shall not be subject to civil or criminal liability arising from the nature, age, packaging, or condition” of the donated items as long as certain requirements are met.

The requirements are:

  • The donated items must be either apparently wholesome food or apparently fit grocery products
  • The covered party must donate the items in good faith
  • The donation must be made to a nonprofit organization
  • The nonprofit must distribute the donated items to needy individuals.

In addition, Congress passed the Food Donation Improvement Act in 2022, which expands and strengthens those protections. In GA, state code § 51-1-31 also offers donors “liability from donation of canned or perishable food to charitable or nonprofit organizations for use or distribution.”

There Are Tax Benefits

The Internal Revenue Code 170(e)(3) of 2011 provides enhanced tax deductions to businesses to encourage donations of fit and wholesome food to qualified nonprofit organizations serving the poor and needy. Qualified business taxpayers can deduct the cost to produce the food and half the difference between the cost and full fair market value of the donated food.

Our Food Donors

Aldi Buckhead
3221 Peachtree Rd , Atlanta, Georgia 30305

Amazon Fresh Duluth
2232 Northmont Pkwy, Suite 100, Duluth, Georgia 30096

Atlanta Speech School
3160 Northside Parkway NW , Atlanta, Georgia 30327

Bimbo Bakeries
4825 South Old Peachtree Road , Norcross, Georgia 30071

Blue Diamond Group
1050 Preston Boulevard, Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122

Blue Frog Foods LLC
5875 Love St, Austell, Georgia 30168

Buttermilk Kitchen
4225 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342

C.H. Robinson
860 Pickens Industrial Drive NE , Marietta, Georgia 30062

Capital Grille
94 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, GA 30346

2445 Wesley Chapel Rd, Decatur, Georgia 30035
2661 Windy Hill Rd. SE, Marietta, Georgia 30067

City BBQ
2511 Blackmon Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30033
4210 Johns Creek Pkwy, Suwanee, Georgia 30024
6649 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328

Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Parkway SE, Marietta, Georgia 30339

Coca-Cola World HQ
1 Coca Cola Plaza NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313

Concrete Jungle
124 Estoria Street, Atlanta, GA 30316

Coolray Field
2500 Buford Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30043, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043

500 Brookhaven Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30319
2900 Cumberland Mall, Atlanta, GA 30339
6350 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30328

Cox Enterprises
6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30328
6325 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta , GA 30328

Cubano’s ATL
7730 Roswell Rd, Suite 400, Atlanta, Georgia 30350

DaVinci’s Donuts
5610 Glenridge Drive , Suite 103, Sandy Springs , GA 30342

Defend Southern Food Foundation / Red Beard Restaurants
642 Airline St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Delaware North
1930 Bobby Jones Dr, Atlanta, Georgia 30097

Egleston Hospital – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
1405 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Emory Healthcare
1364 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Figo Pasta
1231 Collier Rd, Suite P, Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Freedom Farmer’s Market
453 Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA

Fresh Market
5515 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338
4405 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342
2099 Peachtree Rd, #19C, Atlanta, GA 30309

7895 Third Flag Pkwy, Austell, Georgia 30168

Georgia Peach Truck
970 Jefferson St NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium
6 Techwood Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30313

Goldberg’s Fine Foods
4383 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342
1640 Sands Place, Suite D, Marietta, Georgia 30067

808 N Park Blvd, Suite 108, Clarkston, Georgia 30316

Grupo CDC
3073 McCall Dr, Unit 10, Doraville, Georgia 30340

Gus’s Fried Chicken
5486 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, Georgia 30341
207 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
6518 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, Georgia 30328
2825 S Main St, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

H.T. Hackney
1879 Forest Pkwy, Lake City, Georgia 30260

Infinite Energy Center
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, Georgia 30097

Inspire Brands
3 Glenlake Pkwy NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30328

3747 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30319

Medalist Sports
P.O. Box 415, Tyrone, Georgia 30290

Mercedes Benz HQ
1 Mercedes Benz Drive, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328

Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Mangum Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Naan Stop
64 Broad Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
3420 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305

864 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30308

Open Hand
181 Armour Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Pace Academy
966 West Paces Ferry Rd, Atlanta, GA 30327

Piedmont Hospital
1968 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Pizza Hut
4920 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342

Publix Super Market
1100 Hammond Drive NE , Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30328
270 Rucker Road , Alpharetta, GA 30004

Raja Foods
4579 Lewis Road , Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083

Royal Food Service
3720 Zip Industrial Blvd, Atlanta, Georgia 30354

Scottish Rite / The Children’s Hospital
1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30342

Season’s 52
94 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, Georgia 30346

ShopCore ATL
1540 Avenue Pl, Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Sprouts Farmers Markets
2220 Peachtree Industrial Blvd , #200, Duluth, GA 30097
4600 Roswell Road Sandy Springs, GA 30342 United States, Sandy Springs, GA 30342
5130 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30388
10800 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell, GA 30076
4330 East-West Connector, Smyrna, GA 30082

State Farm Arena
1 Philips Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

5570 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30327
2201 Cobb Parkway, Marietta, GA 30080
1135 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075

Temple Sinai of Atlanta
5645 Dupree Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

Trader Joe’s
3138 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305
635 W. Crossville Rd, Roswell, GA 30075
6277 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
4250 Roswell Rd NE, Marietta, GA 30062
931 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Trinity School
4301 Northside Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30327

Truist Park
1100 Circle 75 Parkway, Unit 1307, Atlanta, GA 30330

Wellstar Health System
114 Cherry Street, Suite G, Marietta, Georgia 30060

Westminster Schools
1424 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30327

Whole Foods
2800 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30009
77 West Paces Ferry, Atlanta, GA 30305
5930 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
5001 Peachtree Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30341
1555 Church Street, Decatur, Georgia 30033
10 13th St NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
3535 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30327
650 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308

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