Food Rescue

Americans throw away a lot of food – an average of a pound a day for every man, woman and child in the country. That’s 27% of our available food supply going right into the trash.

Second Helpings rescues as much of that food as we can. In fact, every year we rescue over 2.3 million of pounds of food. We take resources that nobody wanted and use them to fulfill the most fundamental need that people can’t live without – the need to be nourished with healthy food.

We work with our partners in the food service industry—distributors, caterers, restaurants, grocers, and others—to safely and efficiently collect surplus and perishable food that was headed for the landfill.

Six days a week, we send out refrigerated trucks and vans to rescue bread, produce, meat, and much more from local donors. With extensive training in food safety and sanitation, Second Helpings drivers only pick-up food that they deem to be safe and edible.

Would you like to donate food to Second Helpings? Contact Jon Meinert at 317-632-2664 ext. 122 or