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Thank you for your interest in donating to Second Helpings.

Your generous tax-deductible gift will fight poverty and hunger in Central Indiana by turning unused food into meals and jobs for those who need it most.

Please see below for some of our most frequently asked questions about making donations. If you have additional questions or would like more information about donating, please contact us:

Donation Services Line: (317) 632-2664 x120


Where can I mail my donation?

Second Helpings
1121 Southeastern Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Can I get a copy of your W-9 form or your 501(c)3 letter?

Second Helpings is a 501(c)3 organization. You can download a copy of our IRS designation letter or our W-9 form.

What is your tax ID or EIN number?


How can I update my contact information or be removed from your mailing/email list?

Send any contact information updates or requests for removal to or call our donor services line at (317) 632-2664 x120.

How do I make a donation in memory or honor of a loved one?

Please visit our donation page to make a donation in memory or honor of your loved one. Or mail a check made payable to Second Helpings to:

Second Helpings
1121 Southeastern Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Will the amount be shown on the card if I make a donation in memory or honor of a loved one?

We only share that you made a gift on behalf of your loved one not the amount of the gift you contributed.

A family member passed away and I would like to request donations to Second Helpings in lieu of flowers. What is the best way to make this happen?

Please call our donor services line at (317) 632-2664 x120 to alert us of your intentions. We can provide donation envelopes to the funeral home if needed. We will notify you once we have received gifts in memory of your loved one.

Where can I find information on including Second Helpings in my will or estate plans?

Please visit our Other Ways to Give page to learn more.

How do I donate stock to Second Helpings?

Appreciated stocks can be donated to Second Helpings by transferring them directly into our account. Since electronic transfers of stock arrive with no donor name attached, we ask that you contact us prior to transferring stock to Second Helpings. Please contact Katie Prine, Senior Director of Philanthropy, at, or (317) 602-8739, with your name and the number and type of shares of your donation.

I’d like to create a special fundraiser to support Second Helpings. How do I get started?

We often have restaurants, companies, and individuals that raise money for Second Helpings by creating third party fundraising events. If you are interested in starting an event like this, please contact Jen Tornatta, Special Events Coordinator, at or (317) 632-2664 x123.