February 2019 Volunteer of the Month: James House

Since 2015, James House has tirelessly dedicated nearly 800 hours of his time ensuring that no Second Helpings task goes unfinished. The saying should be “a James of all trades” because this man has the talents to do just about anything under the sun – especially when it comes to fulfilling our mission. Currently, you… Continue reading.

Volunteer shifts canceled: Wednesday, Jaunary 30, 2019

Due to severe cold, Second Helpings has canceled all volunteer shifts and Culinary Job Training for Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Limited staff will be on hand to deliver emergency meals to the partner agencies who remain open and serving the hungry during the dangerous cold weather. We encourage all volunteers to stay indoors, stay warm… Continue reading.

Second Helpings: closed Saturday, January 19, 2019

Due to the expected snow storm, Second Helpings will be closed Saturday, January 12, 2019. Staff and volunteers should not report. We encourage everyone to stay safe and warm. All social service agencies who need meals will receive them on Friday.

January 2019 Volunteer of the Month: Alex Khoury

If you volunteer at Second Helpings, chances are good that you have probably already met Alex Khoury, since he dedicates so much of his time towards transforming lives through the power of food. However, just in case, we want to highlight his time and talents. Alex joined our volunteer family in October 2017 when his… Continue reading.

Looking back on 2018

Before we kickoff another year fighting hunger and poverty in Central Indiana, we wanted to take a look back at some of the stories that defined 2018. Celebrating 20 years of service In May, we celebrated 20 years of service. To date, Second Helpings donors, volunteers, and supporters have rescued more than 30 million pounds… Continue reading.

How play and healthy meals are impacting Indy’s Near Eastside

What did play mean to you as a child? Was it basketball in the driveway? Hide and seek with your friends? Digging in the dirt, or just being by yourself with a good book? For a child who lives in safety and security, those moments can form some of the best childhood memories. But what… Continue reading.

December 2018 Volunteer of the Month: Tony Wiederhold

Have you been around for a Wiederhold Wednesday? If not, you’re missing out. Since 2016, Tony and his lovely team of Lilly volunteers have provided nearly 500 hours of service towards the mission of Second Helpings. Each month, they dedicate an entire Wednesday afternoon to prepping food in our Hunger Relief Kitchen. Tony was introduced… Continue reading.

How we react to a food recall at Second Helpings

  There seems to be an upswing on the food recalls in the last year. (See: 5.1 million pounds of beef linked to Indiana illnesses recalled due to Salmonella, or FDA warns people to avoid eating romaine lettuce due to E. coli outbreak) With safety as our number one priority at Second Helpings, we have… Continue reading.

2019 ServSafe Registration Dates

ServSafe Registration Training Dates Second Helpings offers ServSafe Certification training and testing throughout the year. The ServSafe exam schedule of 2019 is: Friday, January 11, 2019 Friday, February 8, 2019 Friday, March 8, 2019 Friday, April 5, 2019 Friday, May 3, 2019 Friday, May 31, 2019 Friday, June 28, 2019 Friday, July 26, 2019 Friday,… Continue reading.