Second Servings Program
What is the Second Servings Program?
The Second Servings Program is an effort to collect prepared and perishable food from more than 40 area restaurants, hotels, caterers, country clubs and hospitals to distribute immediately to the hungry at on-site feeding agencies. Throughout the year, large donations are also collected from professional food conventions held in San Antonio. Using a refrigerated bobtail trucks, food is rescued and distributed five days per week.
Where Does Second Servings Food Go?
Second Servings has provided several million pounds of food to many on-site feeding facilities like the Seton Home, Family Violence Prevention Shelter, the Salvation Army, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Presa Community Center and Haven For Hope. All product received by the Second Servings Program is provided to our partner agencies free of charge.
Is the Food Safe?
Yes. The Second Servings Program follows strict health and safety guidelines as prescribed by the local health department and the Food Bank’s national association, Feeding America. The relationship between the Second Servings Program and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is close and responsive. Prior to putting prepared food in the hands of hungry people, Health District professionals inspect all San Antonio Food Bank agencies receiving food from Second Servings. Recurring inspections at the food bank and of San Antonio Food Bank’s refrigerated trucks are performed by professionals to ensure compliance with established health and sanitation standards.
Second Servings Needs Your Help
The Second Servings Program is a means of enriching the lives of those in need by providing popular and nutritious foods necessary to a healthy diet. As Second Servings grows, funding is needed to operate the refrigerated trucks and pay the utility costs of the enormous freezers and coolers necessary for storing and transporting such large quantities of perishable food. Your contribution toward Second Servings will ensure that a hungry individual or family recieves much needed food.