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.
Posts Tagged: Culinary Job Training
Join us on Saturday, January 27th to help decide which Indianapolis soup reigns supreme. Top, local chefs compete to see who prepares the best soup, and YOU decide the winner. Tickets to this family-friendly event are just $10. How it works: Taste all the soups & pick your favorite. You can also buy handmade, ceramic… Continue reading.
On Thursday, January 11, 2017 Whole Foods Market locations in Nora and Carmel will donate 5% of net sales to support Second Helpings’ food rescue, hunger relief and Culinary Job Training programs. We’re so grateful for the support of groceries like Whole Foods, who also serves as a regular food donor, providing the delicious food… Continue reading.
Milestone: 500,000 volunteer hours served At Second Helpings, we often tell anyone within earshot that the mission to transform lives through the power of food would prove impossible without the dedication of our passionate volunteers. The reason we say this so frequently is because it’s an undeniable truth. Volunteers drive nearly every facet of this… Continue reading.
I grew up in a small town called Vicksburg, Michigan. Vicksburg is a farming community thirty minutes outside of Kalamazoo; it’s not even on most maps. My family consisted of my mother, my sister, and me. They are the most important people in my life as was my great grandmother, Lolly. She was my inspiration… Continue reading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For his first 40 years, Marlon Sims had a good life. “I grew up in a good family in Gary, Indiana. I had a wife and three kids and everything was going well. After 40 years of this though, I turned to a life of crime.” Once in jail, Sims knew he had hit rock bottom…. Continue reading.
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