You’ve enjoyed a week of sand, surf and sun at Holden Beach and are ready to head back home. What to do with all of the left over food? Why not donate it to A Second Helping?

A Second Helping

A Second Helping is a volunteer organization that collects food and other items from vacationers as they leave Holden Beach. Food items are then distributed to the needy in our area of Brunswick County through Loaves & Fishes food pantry at Brunswick Islands Baptist Church. Non-food items, including paper products, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, linens, etc. are distributed to Brunswick Christian Recovery Center, a residential Christian rehabilitation center for those struggling with addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. ​ 


Donating could not be easier. Every Saturday from June 6th through September 10th, A Second Helping volunteers are set up in the Beach Mart parking lot from 7am to noon.  Swing through the drive through donation area in the parking lot on the right side of the causeway as you’re leaving the island and a volunteer will grab your donations.

Monetary donations are welcomed as well. They can be given to any volunteer or mailed to:

A Second Helping
ATTN: Douglas Cottrell
2939 Alan Trail SW
Supply, NC 28462


In 2021, A Second Helping received 16,250 pounds of donations and $2,250 in cash donations. These amazing numbers add up to a lot of help for our community. The next time you’re in Holden Beach at one of PROACTIVE Vacation’s great rentals, stop by A Second Helping on your way out of town and give back to the community that we all love.

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