Warshauer Woodward Atkins Helps Stomp Out Hunger in Atlanta

Mar 3, 2015

It is important to all of us at Warshauer Woodward Atkins to give back to our communities in meaningful ways. For a number of years, one of the ways our firm has done this is through our involvement with Second Helpings of Atlanta.

In the state of Georgia, 1 out of every 13 families lives in poverty, struggling to put food on the table for themselves and their children. This sad fact, coupled with the reality that our current national food distribution system generates enormous amounts of waste, led Temple Sinai of Sandy Springs to conceive of a social action project capable of matching up hungry people with healthy food otherwise destined for a landfill.

So began Second Helpings Atlanta, Inc., a non-profit food and rescue redistribution project that operates 24/7/365 in the metro Atlanta area. Volunteers pick up food that is thrown out daily by area restaurants and grocery stores and deliver it to community agencies. The agencies then distribute the food to people in its neighborhoods who are homeless, abused or living in poverty. In the ten years since their inception, Second Helpings has rescued and distributed 2.5 million pounds of food.

Once a month, a member of Warshauer Woodward Atkins picks up food from the Target on Cobb Parkway and delivers it to a community assistance center near Roswell. It’s a small commitment that accomplishes so much for people in need.

Second Helpings is always looking for groups to donate food and volunteers to deliver it. For more information, please check out their website at http://www.secondhelpingsatlanta.org.