Leftover Heritage food helps local charity | News
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC)- The RBC Heritage Golf
Tournament attracts golf fans from all over the world and that means good news
for local charities.
But one organization
benefits from the tournament in more ways than one.
generates more than $1 million each year for local
charities. But did you ever think about where all of the excess food
from the tournament goes after it's all over? Well that too
is donated and goes a long way to helping others in our community.
Second Helpings collects
and distributes over 2 million pounds of food each year to 78 agencies
and churches throughout Beaufort and Jasper counties. Each
year, they benefit from the Heritage in a big way.
Not only do they receive
financial donations from the Heritage Classic Foundation but they also
receive all of the left over food from all of the concession stands including
hotdog's and barbeque. They then deliver the food to organizations like
the Boys and Girls Club and food pantries.
stands are run by non-profit agencies and they check out all their food from
the commissaries. At the end of the week, we get what's left," said
Peggy Warnkey, Second Helpings Executive Director. "So, it's really a big boom to us. Boys and girls like hot dog buns."
The Monday after the
tournament, Second Helpings usually pick up anywhere from 3,000 to 4,000 pounds of food.
Warnkey says with many agencies seeing more and more need for their
services these past few years, this extra food makes a big difference.
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