Posts Tagged: food rescue

Looking back on 2018

Before we kickoff another year fighting hunger and poverty in Central Indiana, we wanted to take a look back at some of the stories that defined 2018. Celebrating 20 years of service In May, we celebrated 20 years of service. To date, Second Helpings donors, volunteers, and supporters have rescued more than 30 million pounds… Continue reading.

How we react to a food recall at Second Helpings

  There seems to be an upswing on the food recalls in the last year. (See: 5.1 million pounds of beef linked to Indiana illnesses recalled due to Salmonella, or FDA warns people to avoid eating romaine lettuce due to E. coli outbreak) With safety as our number one priority at Second Helpings, we have… Continue reading.

WATCH: IndyBOOMER TV visits Second Helpings

Recently, IndyBOOMER TV stopped by Second Helpings to learn more about our food rescue, hunger relief and Culinary Job Training efforts in Central Indiana. You can watch our segment with host Sheryl Matthys below. IndyBoomer TV airs Sundays at 9am on WFYI. If you missed the episode featuring Second Helpings, you can watch the full… Continue reading.

Indy Pizza Week: October 15-21, 2018

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 things pizza. NUVO partnered with local restaurants and chefs to… Continue reading.

July 2018 Volunteer of the Month: Thoma Bastin

Have you met this fantastic lady yet? We hit the jackpot when terrific Thoma decided to join our lovely volunteer family! She volunteers several times each week and has contributed nearly 400 hours of service since September 2016 to transforming lives through the power of food. Thoma was introduced to Second Helpings through her participation… Continue reading.

Celebrating 20 years of service

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.

Souper Bowls 2018

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.

January 11, 2018: Whole Foods Market Community Giving Day

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.

Looking back on 2017

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.