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.
Posts Tagged: Culinary Job Training
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.
Second Helpings has some incredible long-term volunteers who have whipped together delicious dishes, delivered thousands of meals, or dutifully sorted through huge piles of bread. It also has some amazing newer volunteers who have found a passion in serving at Second Helpings, and quickly and willingly volunteer in any way. As we turn the page… Continue reading.
Cooking with her grandmother in the kitchen in her hometown of Chicago formed some of Charlie Chapel’s earlier memories. As she grew older, she began working in business and office management but never forgot the lessons her grandmother taught her. When her daughter moved to Indianapolis with her father, Chapel rethought living in Chicago without… Continue reading.
Like many students, my road to Second Helpings was a long one. After 30 years in California, I found myself in a new city, the “Crossroads of America,” facing a crossroads of my own. Searching for my purpose, I discovered Second Helpings through an Ivy Tech student who attended the Culinary Job Training Program and… Continue reading.
This morning we were honored to have Governor and Mrs. Pence working in our Hunger Relief kitchen alongside our Wednesday volunteers. Second Helpings has always been of our community, for our community. It is a place where people of all faiths, ideologies, and walks of life are welcomed and come together to serve those in… Continue reading.
Seven years ago, BMO Harris Bank began providing banking services to Second Helpings, and Second Helpings became a permanent fixture in Ken Hall’s life. Learning about Second Helpings through his job, Ken began to help with the culinary job training class, teaching them basic banking and financial literacy skills. Through and partly due to Ken’s assistance… Continue reading.
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