Transforming Lives through the Power of Food.

Since 1998, Second Helpings has accepted donated perishable and overstocked food to prepare nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day, and distributes them free of charge through local social service agencies in Greater Indianapolis. Second Helpings also trains unemployed and underemployed adults for meaningful careers in the culinary industry.

We’re a community kitchen. We don’t just collect food – we rescue food because we refuse to waste when others have none. We’re not just teaching people to cook – we’re providing an avenue for people to transform their own lives. Today, the need is so much greater than we ever imagined when we began – so we’ll go on undeterred. Will you join us?

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BECOME A PARTNER AGENCY

Are you a Central Indiana nonprofit interested in receiving free meals from Second Helpings? Please check out our Become a Partner Agency page to better understand our relationships with partner agencies, and learn more about how we can work together to build a stronger, more healthy community.

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BECOME A FOOD DONOR

Join the fight to end food waste, hunger and poverty in Central Indiana by becoming a food donor.

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BECOME A STUDENT

Are you unemployed or underemployed? Carve out your career in just seven weeks. Join Second Helpings’ free Culinary Job Training program to master the skills you need to succeed in the food service industry. A new class starts each month!

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Hunger Relief

Food Rescue

Culinary Job Training

Hunger Relief

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BECOME A PARTNER AGENCY

Are you a Central Indiana nonprofit interested in receiving free meals from Second Helpings? Please check out our Become a Partner Agency page to better understand our relationships with partner agencies, and learn more about how we can work together to build a stronger, more healthy community.

Learn More

Food Rescue

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BECOME A FOOD DONOR