Volunteers ‘rescue’ and deliver 1 million pounds of food to those in need – WSB-TV Channel 2
ATLANTA — A man has taken a big step while helping others — one box at a time.
Ned Cone, a volunteer with a non-profit organization, delivered 1 million pounds of food to those in need. The non-profit organization is called Second Helpings Atlanta and they “save” food from supermarkets, restaurants, schools and more.
Instead of food being wasted, meals and groceries are delivered to needy individuals and families all over the subway.
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Berndt Petersen of Channel 2 was in northwest Atlanta on Tuesday to speak with Cone after hitting his millionth pound after delivering a big load from a local Trader Joe’s to a charity called My Sister’s Closet.
“I do 13 rounds a week and collect about 30,000 pounds a month. So over two or three years, you can see it adds up pretty quickly,” Cone said.
Jessica Hedden, another associate with Second Helpings Atlanta, called Cone Dedicated.
“Last year, Second Helpings Atlanta as an organization saved £3.6 million. So in his dedicated service, he’s basically done a third of what we as an entire organization do. did last year,” Hedden said.
A million pounds of food is a lot, and for those who need it most, it means a lot more.
“Things that you and I take for granted, in terms of not caring where our next meal comes from. Then see people line up at 7 a.m. for food that we take for granted. C was pretty impactful,” Cone said.
Ned is now working to save and deliver 2 million pounds of food.
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