Tales from the Table: Julian Center

For over 40 years, the Julian Center has provided a safe haven for thousands of women and children, and recently began offering services for men as well. For victims of abuse, whether it be physical, emotional, mental, or financial, the Julian Center has given many hope and a chance to begin a new life. In… Continue reading.

Volunteer serves at Second Helpings during cross-country trip to raise awareness for homelessness

We are consistently humbled and amazed by the diverse group of volunteers who so generously give of their time, talent and energy in support of Second Helpings’ mission to transform lives through the power of food. Recently, we were visited by Chad Yanen, a 29 year-old who is using a cross-country roadtrip as an opportunity… Continue reading.

Fall Art Salon hosted by Kav Ward

A fall art salon will be hosted by Kav Ward in downtown Indianapolis on September 30, 2017 featuring the artwork of Indianapolis-based artist Taylor Smith. The private event will feature bourbon tastings, wine and cheese pairings in a gallery setting featuring dozens of original works. “I could not think of a better artist than Taylor… Continue reading.

Watch WASTED! documentary at Heartland Film Fest

Second Helpings is proud to partner with Heartland Film Festival on a screening of Anthony Bourdain’s new food waste documentary WASTED! The Story of Food Waste during Heartland Film Festival 2017. Learn more about the film, and watch a short preview below. Join us for a of screening at Indianapolis Museum of Art‘s Toby Theater… Continue reading.

September 2017 Volunteer of the Month: Toni Winstead

Who is that beautiful, smiling face you see volunteering at Second Helpings so frequently? It’s September’s Volunteer of the Month, Toni Winstead! Toni has been a volunteer since March 2012 and has provided over 625 hours of tireless service to helping transform lives through the power of food. She found out about Second Helpings through… Continue reading.

Marigold Rice Drive: September 13-17, 2017

The incredible ladies at Marigold Clothing have been longtime supporters of Second Helpings. “We became and stayed involved because we liked what Second Helpings was doing. It’s our responsibility to help people who are hungry in the community,” owner Linda Shikany explained in a blog post last fall. The contemporary women’s clothing store has remained an… Continue reading.

Second Helpings will close September 2-4, 2017

Second Helpings will be closed from Saturday, September 2 through Monday September 4, 2017 in honor of Labor Day Day. All hunger relief meals will be distributed ahead of the holiday weekend. Staff and volunteers will return on Tuesday, September 5th refreshed and ready to send more than 4,000 meals into the Central Indiana community each day.

Clash of the Meatball: November 4, 2017

Which Indy restaurant serves the best meatball? Attendees and a panel of celebrity judges will decide at Clash of the Meatball at Biltwell Event Center on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Taste your way through a lineup of delicious dishes while enjoying live entertainment, games and more! Discount Code: SecondHelpings Save $10 on tickets! (Expires October 30,… Continue reading.

Indy Tenderloin Week: September 11-17, 2017

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… Continue reading.

A Gift that Keeps Giving: A special night with Bruno Mars

In early March, we hosted our annual Corks & Forks fundraiser at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. One of the big ticket items in the auction this year was an exclusive suite package for the Bruno Mars “24K Magic” tour that rolled through Indy on Sunday evening. The concert package was purchased by Matt Lutz and his wife… Continue reading.