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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.

October 2017 Volunteer of the Month: Francine Stonehouse

Ever wonder, “Who is that lovely lady that seems to help out with just about everything?” It’s Francine Stonehouse! She began volunteering in February of this year and has already served over 250 hours. I know, right?! It isn’t even December yet! Francine learned about Second Helpings while volunteering at another wonderful local nonprofit, Keep Indianapolis… 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.