Is Nourishing Food a Human Right?

We believe that everyone should have access to fresh food and delicious meals

Join us on a mission to elevate the health of people and planet by recovering nutritious food before it goes to waste -and- delivering it to the tables of hungry families in the Hudson Valley, NY. 

“With the help of Second Chance Foods, I have been able to feed our family. 

The deliveries have been amazing, delicious and nutritious. 

Second Chance even sent flowers, which made us all smile. 

Words cannot express the love and gratitude I have in my heart for your organization.” 

-Mother of Two, ages 10 and 11

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Second Chance Foods'

Rescues More Food

Unlike other food rescue organizations, our dedicated volunteers and staff work with grocery stores and local farms to bring more fresh, healthy, and nourishing foods to those in need.

We also reduce food waste by cooking twice a week and preserving produce before it has a chance to spoil.

Our 2023 Impact Numbers

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Lbs of Groceries

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Nourishing meals

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Hours Volunteered

Will you join us in breaking the cycle of food waste?

Your Donation Will...

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Recover Food

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Recover Food

35% of food produced in the United States is wasted. Second Chance Foods recovers nutritious food before it goes to waste. 

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Reduce Hunger

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Reduce Hunger

At the same time, 1 in 3 people in the lower Hudson Valley experience or are at risk of becoming food insecure. 

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Elevate Health

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Elevate Health

Poor nutrition is the leading cause of death due to heart disease, diabetes, and more.  

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Save the Planet

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Save the Planet

Reducing food waste is the third most impactful way to reverse Global Warming.

Proudly Connecting Fresh, Healthy, & Delicious

Meals & Groceries To Our Neighbors in Need

Help Make Healthy Eating Easy

Volunteer with us!

Passionate volunteers cook twice a week in the kitchen, pack boxes of food for families, keep our kitchen clean and so much more! Join us for a shift or contact us to arrange group volunteering. 

Interested in A Special Recipe ?

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It was the first meal we ever cooked using 60 pounds of gleaned carrots and we’d love to share it with you.

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Join Us In Food Justice

Interested in supporting us but not sure where to start? There are lots of ways to support our mission from hosting a fundraising event, securing matching gifts from your employer, or purchasing an item off our Amazon Wish List that helps us improve our services!

Thank You to our Amazing Community Sponsors

Contact Us

Looking for food?

Though we wish we could nourish everyone in need, Second Chance Foods does not directly distribute meals or groceries to individuals at this time. We utilize existing programs in the community and supplement their food with our meals and groceries. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please refer to our resource page here for our partnerships and local options.

Mailing Address:

P.O.Box 93
Carmel, NY 10512

Kitchen Address:

120 Marvin Ave Brewster, NY 10509

*please note we do not keep "hours" at the kitchen at this time. If you are looking to donate food please contact or call 845-723-1302


General Questions please contact Associate Director Stephanie Purcell 845-723-1311

Volunteer Questions contact Volunteer Coordinator Heather Marinelli 845-723-1309

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Second Chance Foods is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

EIN# 81-0996695