What Happens When Second Helpings Closes?

As we were going over the holiday schedule a few weeks ago, some of our volunteers asked that question. Did their day off mean that our neighbors went without food? Second Helpings serves about 70 community agencies, many of which, like senior centers, child care programs and community service centers are already closed on holidays…. Continue reading.

Closed Due to Impending Storm

Due to an expected snowstorm with blizzard conditions, Second Helpings will be closed on December 26th. Staff and volunteers are asked to stay home and not report to work. Once conditions are safe for traveling, Second Helpings will reopen. Please watch this page, the Second Helpings Facebook page and follow Second Helpings on Twitter for… Continue reading.

How You Can Spice Up Our Kitchen

We all like a little variety in our food because eating the same thing every day isn’t just dull; it’s also not nutritionally sound. Volunteers in the hunger relief kitchen know that meals prepared must be nutritious and diverse in flavor. However, since Second Helpings meals are prepared with rescued and donated foods, volunteers must… Continue reading.

Behind the Scenes at Second Helpings

Watching Cassie and Damian at work filming the 360 degree, panoramic and interactive photos was fascinating. We think they did a great job of capturing the Second Helpings workspace. Ever wanted to watch the students learning knife skills, check our coolers, or peek in the back of one of our food rescue trucks? Now you… Continue reading.

A Parent Perspective on Young Philanthropy

As a long-time Second Helpings volunteer, I’ve been involved in some discussions recently about how to involve our children in the important work that Second Helpings does. For insurance reasons, we can’t bring our kids to help in the kitchen or deliver food. But one thing that kids can do (sometimes better than the adults)… Continue reading.

Emily Dant: Young Hunger Fighter

It started in first grade. My parents had called my brother, sister and me to the living room to discuss whether we wanted to start a food drive in our neighborhood. I thought it sounded like a great idea, and I immediately volunteered to start one. Mom and Dad, who volunteer very frequently at Second… Continue reading.