Many thanks to Lisa Freeman from the Jewish Community Center for sending us this post! By day, I create and program arts and education classes and events at the Jewish Community Center on the north side of Indianapolis. I earned a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University many moons ago and have been blessed to… Continue reading.
15 Years of Food Rescue, Hunger Relief & Culinary Job Training It started with an idea in 1998 – Second Helpings’ founders Bob Koch, Kristen Kienker and Jean Paison, believed that they could have a meaningful impact on food waste, hunger and poverty in our community but they couldn’t do it alone. They threw their… Continue reading.
Ambassadors are connectors, champions of a message. Second Helpings is launching the SH Ambassadors Society to further its mission of transforming lives through the power of food. What does it take to be an SH Ambassador? It takes a passion for food and community. Ambassadors for Second Helpings will connect and engage with others in… Continue reading.
Recent studies show work is the number one place people meet the person they’ll marry. Meeting through mutual friends is number two. Meeting through Second Helpings doesn’t even rank in those studies, but it’s happened. Becky and Ken Honeywell are the proof.So what’s the story? Becky, whose last name was Hopewell back in 2002, admits she… Continue reading.
Second Helpings is proud to partner with Ambrosia Italian Restaurant in Broad Ripple during the entire month of February. This month, 10 percent of all entree sales will be donated to Second Helpings. Ambrosia was founded in 1979 by Italian-born restauratueur Gino Pizzi. Ambrosia’s menu features distinct classic Italian dishes rooted in unique family recipes…. Continue reading.
Second Helpings will reopen Thursdsay, December 27th. While road conditions have improved since the recent snowstorm hit Central Indiana, volunteers are asked to travel with extreme caution. For those volunteers scheduled in for shifts but can’t make it in, that’s okay. We’d rather you be safe than travel in dangerous conditions. Volunteers who need to… Continue reading.
As we were going over the holiday schedule a few weeks ago, some of our volunteers asked that question. Did their day off mean that our neighbors went without food? Second Helpings serves about 70 community agencies, many of which, like senior centers, child care programs and community service centers are already closed on holidays…. Continue reading.
Due to an expected snowstorm with blizzard conditions, Second Helpings will be closed on December 26th. Staff and volunteers are asked to stay home and not report to work. Once conditions are safe for traveling, Second Helpings will reopen. Please watch this page, the Second Helpings Facebook page and follow Second Helpings on Twitter for… Continue reading.
We all like a little variety in our food because eating the same thing every day isn’t just dull; it’s also not nutritionally sound. Volunteers in the hunger relief kitchen know that meals prepared must be nutritious and diverse in flavor. However, since Second Helpings meals are prepared with rescued and donated foods, volunteers must… Continue reading.
Watching Cassie and Damian at work filming the 360 degree, panoramic and interactive photos was fascinating. We think they did a great job of capturing the Second Helpings workspace. Ever wanted to watch the students learning knife skills, check our coolers, or peek in the back of one of our food rescue trucks? Now you… Continue reading.
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