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.
Posts Tagged: Culinary Job Training
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.
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.
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.
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