June 2018 Volunteer of the Month: Rise Rusher

Meet radiant Rise! She’s that lovely lady you see at least three times a week doing just about anything and everything that needs to be done here at Second Helpings. She began volunteering during the 2016 holiday season and in just a year and half has provided over 300 hours of her precious time to… Continue reading.

Scout Night at the Symphony: The Music of Star Wars

  Join us on Friday, June 15th, for the opening night of Kroger Symphony on the Prairie for a celebration of the beloved Star Wars franchise, featuring music from legendary composer John Williams performed by Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts in uniform who bring a 16 oz. package of pasta to help #FeedIndy… Continue reading.

Indy Burger Week: June 25 – July 1, 2018

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 burgers! Indy Burger Week presented by Red Gold Tomatoes is a week-long celebration of the All-American favorite: the hamburger. NUVO… Continue reading.

May 2018 Volunteer of the Month: Stephen Taylor

The Hoosier Welshman! If you’ve ever volunteered on a Tuesday, chances are you’ve had the pleasure of conversing with Stephen about one interesting thing or another. He’s quite the character and this Carol Adams Award winner has dedicated over 1,030 hours of his time since 2013 to spreading the mission of Second Helpings. Stephen was… Continue reading.

Celebrating 20 years of service

On an ordinary day twenty years ago a group of visionaries and volunteers came together to do something extraordinary – take excess food that might have gone to waste and use it to feed people in need. Their task for the day  – prepare a meal for 60 people at Holy Family Shelter. But that… Continue reading.

Meet Kitchen Assistant: Ashleigh Porter

If you haven’t already met the newest member of our Hunger Relief Kitchen staff, then you’re missing out! Ashleigh joined the Second Helpings team as a Kitchen Assistant in November, and we are very excited to have her as part of our family. You’re not going to believe us when we will tell you everything… Continue reading.

April 2018 Volunteer of the Month: Kirk Williams

We all know that Food Rescue can be a pretty intense volunteer gig, so when someone commits an entire day each week to gathering hundreds of pounds of donated food, we think it’s time that person received some recognition. Since 2014, Kirk Williams has dedicated nearly 950 hours of his time to rescuing food every… Continue reading.

Indy Tenderloin Week: April 23-29, 2018

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 tenderloin! Indy Tenderloin Week is a week-long celebration of the beloved Hoosier tenderloin. NUVO partnered with local restaurants and chefs… Continue reading.

February 2018 Volunteer of the Month: Julie Yeater

Julie Yeater, our February 2018 Volunteer of the Month, has been a true gift to Second Helpings. In December 2015, Julie had returned to the United States after five years spent working in Austria and was looking for an organization where she could volunteer knowing her efforts would make a difference. Another Second Helpings volunteer… Continue reading.

A Culinary Job Training engagement

Anyone who is familiar with Second Helpings’ Culinary Job Training program knows how special graduation days can be. After seven, intense weeks, the students have much to celebrate. After inspiring remarks from commencement speaker Shannon Williams of Indianapolis Recorder, awards from the culinary instructors, the distribution of of toques and diplomas, students were invited to… Continue reading.