Second Helpings will Close May 27 & 29, 2017

Second Helpings will close on Saturday, May 27 & Monday May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. Volunteer shifts will resume on Tuesday, May 30th. Enjoy your holiday weekend! Volunteer shifts will resume on Tuesday, May 30. If you’re interested in transforming lives through the power food alongside Second Helpings, take action via our… Continue reading.

Support Second Helpings via Monumental Marathon’s Run for a Cause

  Second Helpings is honored to be a featured community partner for the 2017 CNO Financial Group Monumental Marathon’s Run for a Cause! Whether you plan to participate in the race or simply would like to support the efforts of someone else who’s running, Monumental Marathon makes it simple and easy to get involved. The 10th anniversary… Continue reading.

Welcome our new chef, Felicia Grady!

Second Helpings extends a warm welcome to the newest addition to its family. Chef Felicia Grady begins this week as the new Culinary Job Training Instructor. With culinary schooling and training as a graduate of the Chef’s Academy and experience at Flanner House, Lighthouse Mission, and Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), Chef Felicia brings a wealth… Continue reading.

Tales from the Table: Adriane Rios

Second Helpings has amazing volunteers who donate their time and energy to transforming lives. Who introduces new volunteers to Second Helpings and helps current volunteers with anything they need? That smiling face and half of the incredible volunteer team is Manager of Volunteer Services Adriane Rios. A nonnative Hoosier, Adriane grew up and went to… Continue reading.

Food Network cooking demonstration at Oakley’s Bistro

On Thursday, May 18, celebrated Indianapolis Chef Steve Oakley will compete against Bobby Flay on his long-running Food Network show, Beat Bobby Flay. Thirteen year-old Sabrina Richard is already a veteran of the Food Network as a guest judge on Beat Bobby Flay and a contestant on Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-off. She and Chef Steve… Continue reading.

Happy 19th Birthday, Second Helpings!

Yesterday marked the 19th anniversary of the official opening of Second Helpings in 1998. However, three years of work had already transpired by the time Second Helpings opened its doors. It took three years for a spark of an idea to take life, gain support and traction, and finally be realized. Today, we celebrate all… Continue reading.

1,900+ Hour Volunteers

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we’re honoring the people who have spent the most time volunteering at Second Helpings! We couldn’t do it without these volunteers, and countless others who donate their time to feeding Indy.   Leo Scott (7,030 hours) (retired) – Leo Scott was a volunteer even before there was a Second… Continue reading.

Listen: Indy Hunger Network visits No Limits on WFYI

By now, we hope you have heard of Indy Food Drop, a new initiative aimed at curbing food waste in the trucking industry that we launched in partnership with Indy Hunger Network earlier this spring. This week, Second Helpings CEO Jennifer Vigran joined Indy Hunger Network Managing Director Kate Howe and Midwest food Bank Executive… Continue reading.

Taste of Broad Ripple 2017

After a 12-year hiatus, Taste of Broad Ripple returns on June 17th! Presented by Broad Ripple Village Association, Do317 and The Vogue, Taste of Broad Ripple will bring together some of the city’s best chefs, local craft beer and music on the streets of Broad Ripple on June 17, from 3-10pm. As an added bonus,… Continue reading.

Tales from the Table: Heritage Place

For many years, Second Helpings has had a special relationship with Heritage Place. Read on to find more about this unique partnership and one agency focusing on the needs of seniors.   “Eating together is a social activity – providing food acts as a supplement for the whole community,” explained Kim Teague, the Center Program… Continue reading.