Posts By: Rob Peoni

Looking back on 2017

Milestone: 500,000 volunteer hours served At Second Helpings, we often tell anyone within earshot that the mission to transform lives through the power of food would prove impossible without the dedication of our passionate volunteers. The reason we say this so frequently is because it’s an undeniable truth. Volunteers drive nearly every facet of this… Continue reading.

Second Helpings will close Saturday, December 23 – Monday, December 25, 2017

Second Helpings will close Saturday, December 23 through Monday, December 25, 2017 in honor of Christmas celebrations. All hunger relief meals will be delivered ahead of time. We wish all of our volunteers a wonderful holiday season, filled with delicious food shared with loved ones. Volunteer shifts will resume as scheduled on Tuesday, December 26,… Continue reading.

2018 ServSafe Training Registration Dates

ServSafe Registration Training Dates Second Helpings offers ServSafe Certification training and testing throughout the year. The ServSafe exam schedule of 2018 is: Friday, January 5, 2018 Friday, February 2, 2018 Friday, March 2, 2018 Friday, March 30, 2018 Friday, April 27, 2018 Friday, May 25, 2018 Friday, June 22, 2018 Friday, July 27, 2018 Friday,… Continue reading.

Second Helpings will close: November 23-25, 2017

Second Helpings will close from Thursday, November 23 until Saturday, November 25, 2017 in observance of Thanksgiving. Volunteer shifts will resume on Monday, November 27th. All hunger relief meals will be delivered ahead of time. If you’re in search of a delicious, local beer as you head into your Thanksgiving weekend, please consider stopping by… Continue reading.

Indy Bacon Week: November 13-19, 2017

We have partnered with our friends at NUVO for another one of their wildly popular Indy Food & Drink Weeks, offering Indy residents a discount on delicious food at some of their favorite, local restaurants. This time we’re celebrating bacon! Indy Bacon Week is a week-long celebration of our belief that everything is better with bacon. NUVO partnered… Continue reading.

Tiny Tonic: Presented by HMSHost

Presented by HMSHost, Tiny Tonic is a free event for hunger-fighting rockers of all ages. Held at Second Helpings (map) the week before Tonic Ball, Tiny Tonic gets mini music mavens in the Tonic Ball spirit with a kid-friendly concert. This year, Ruditoonz will play some of rock’s greatest hits on Saturday, November 11, 2017…. Continue reading.

Volunteer serves at Second Helpings during cross-country trip to raise awareness for homelessness

We are consistently humbled and amazed by the diverse group of volunteers who so generously give of their time, talent and energy in support of Second Helpings’ mission to transform lives through the power of food. Recently, we were visited by Chad Yanen, a 29 year-old who is using a cross-country roadtrip as an opportunity… Continue reading.

Fall Art Salon hosted by Kav Ward

A fall art salon will be hosted by Kav Ward in downtown Indianapolis on September 30, 2017 featuring the artwork of Indianapolis-based artist Taylor Smith. The private event will feature bourbon tastings, wine and cheese pairings in a gallery setting featuring dozens of original works. “I could not think of a better artist than Taylor… Continue reading.

Watch WASTED! documentary at Heartland Film Fest

Second Helpings is proud to partner with Heartland Film Festival on a screening of Anthony Bourdain’s new food waste documentary WASTED! The Story of Food Waste during Heartland Film Festival 2017. Learn more about the film, and watch a short preview below. Join us for a of screening at Indianapolis Museum of Art‘s Toby Theater… Continue reading.

Marigold Rice Drive: September 13-17, 2017

The incredible ladies at Marigold Clothing have been longtime supporters of Second Helpings. “We became and stayed involved because we liked what Second Helpings was doing. It’s our responsibility to help people who are hungry in the community,” owner Linda Shikany explained in a blog post last fall. The contemporary women’s clothing store has remained an… Continue reading.