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.

Indy Pizza Week: August 14-20, 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 pizza! Indy Pizza Week is a week-long celebration of the glorious creation known as the pizza. NUVO… Continue reading.

Volunteers launch campaign to sponsor Class 100

Have we mentioned we have the best volunteers in the world? Of course we have, but let’s say it again to underscore this verifiable fact. Recently, our volunteers launched a campaign in support of the upcoming 100th free culinary job training class at Second Helpings. To celebrate this milestone, the volunteers have committed to sponsoring… Continue reading.

Printing Partners Presents: Scout Night at Kroger Symphony on the Prairie

We are thrilled to join our friends at Printing Partners for scout night at Kroger Symphony on the Prairie on Friday, July 21, 2017.The harmonies of Doo Wop will fill the night sky as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performs some of the biggest hits of the 50s and 60s, including favorites from the Temptations, Four… Continue reading.

Tales from the Table: Leo Arriola

Leo Arriola might just be one of the most inspirational young people you will ever meet. He began volunteering at Second Helpings during his 2016 summer break and loved it so much, he never left. He quickly won over the hearts of staff and volunteers with his sincere dedication and passion for carrying out our… Continue reading.