Dear Friends – As you prepare to share holiday meals with your loved ones, please also consider that many of our neighbors often don’t know what or when their next meal will be, not just at the holidays, but all year long.
Many of you know my passion for running and for the pursuit of ending hunger/food waste. On January 19, 2020, I am running the Houston marathon. While I’m dialing back my mileage this year, the same doesn’t apply to my efforts on behalf of Second Servings of Houston. This is the organization for which I’ve run previously and where I currently serve on the board.
Second Servings has had an incredible year. In 2019, SSH will redirect over 1.5 million pounds of perfectly edible surplus food...fresh, wholesome food that is now filling stomachs, instead of landfills.
Founded in 2014, Second Servings is Houston's ONLY prepared and perishable food rescue organization. Thanks to 250+ generous food donors (Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Oak Farms Dairy, and Antone’s, among many others), our FREE same-day pickups and deliveries provide 10,000+ meals/week to 90 charity sites serving a diverse population including veterans, adults in recovery, at-risk youth, disabled seniors, abused women and children, developmentally challenged adults, and many others.
But we're not resting on our laurels because 1 in 5 Houstonians (close to the national average) still faces food insecurity, and nearly 40% of the available food supply is still going to waste. When people are hungry, they can’t learn, can’t work, and can’t grow. Feeding hungry people doesn’t just fill bellies, it changes lives.
Much like running a marathon, fighting hunger and food waste in our communities requires a long-term approach. Your prior support has been tremendous and I’m hoping that you embrace my cause once again and consider pushing your support a bit further.
All donations are tax-deductible and funds go directly towards providing vital services to Second Servings:
DONATE $1,000 …To provide approximately 35,000 meals to Houstonians in need
DONATE $500 …Covers the cost of rescuing 12,500 pounds of surplus food
DONATE $250 …Funds a special event rescue (supplies, transportation, etc.)
DONATE $100 …Fuels one refrigerated van for a week
DONATE Any Amount ...To help us rescue more food every day
To learn more about Second Servings, simply click the link below, or feel free to email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me (713-385-7878) with any questions.
I greatly appreciate your consideration and generosity.
Happy holidays to all. Adam