You Can Break the Cycle of Food Waste

In 2023, we’ve donated over

316,091 pounds of groceries

& 92,504 meals

5 %

of usable food going into landfills instead of feeding someone in need.

Your Donation puts dinner on the table feeds a child nourishes a family  keeps healthy food out of the trash

You can put healthy, nourishing food on the tables of those in need of food assistance while reducing the destructive impacts of food waste on our planet.

Rescue Food

35% of the food in the United States is wasted. Our volunteers collect usable food from Grocery Stores and Harvest fresh produce from organic farms to feed those in need.

Reduce Hunger

1 in 3 people in the lower Hudson Valley experience food insecurity. We partner with local hunger relief organizations to distribute the food we collect and cook. 

Elevate Health

Healthy food should taste good! Our commercial kitchen transforms food to create delicious meals while also extending the shelf life of fresh produce like avocados, bananas, and tomatoes.  We make it easy to eat well and improve health through nutrition.

Save the Planet

Reducing food waste is the third most impactful way to reduce Global Warming. Your donation increases the amount of food we can collect, cook, distribute, and keep out of the trash.

Yes! I want to elevate the health of people and the planet.

Thank You to our Amazing Supporters!

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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