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1121 Southeastern Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone (317) 632-2664 Business Hours Monday - Friday 8:00a - 4:30p Saturday 9:00a - 1:00p Website www.secondhelpings.org/ Donate www.secondhelpings.org/donate/

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About

For more than 20 years, Second Helpings has operated a three-part approach to addressing hunger and poverty in Central Indiana. Each day, Second Helpings volunteers and staff rescue prepared and perishable food from wholesalers, retailers and restaurants – preventing unnecessary waste. That rescued food is used to create more than 4,500 nutritious meals each day that are distributed to more than 90 social service agencies that feed Hoosiers in need.

Using that same rescued food, Second Helpings Culinary Job Training program prepares adults with barriers to employment for careers in the food service industry. This helps eliminate hunger and poverty at its source. More than 900 adults have graduated from this program. Second Helpings alumni are working in Central Indiana as cooks, executive chefs, business owners and culinary instructors.

We’re a community kitchen. We don’t just collect food – we rescue food because we refuse to waste when others have none. We’re not just teaching people to cook – we’re providing an avenue for people to transform their own lives. Today, the need is so much greater than we ever imagined when we began – so we’ll go on undeterred. Will you join us?

Volunteer Opportunities

Second Helpings relies on 700 regular volunteers to fight hunger in our community. Volunteers chop vegetables and cook meals in our Hunger Relief kitchen. They deliver food to recipient agencies and lend their expertise to office operations. Volunteers also assist in rescuing food items from our many food donors and share Second Helpings’ story and impact in the community. Each of these volunteers brings an enthusiasm for our community and a desire to combat the insidious impact of hunger. Volunteer opportunities for Meal Delivery Drives: Monday through Friday: 2 Shifts - 9:00a - 12:00p and 12:30 - 3:00p Food Rescue Ride Along: Monday through Friday - 8:00a - 12:00p HUB Volunteers: Monday through Friday: 2 shifts - 9:00a - 12:00p and 12:45p-3:00p Please contact Michelle Woodruff, Manager of Volunteer Services, for more information and details. 317. 632.2664 EXT 131, email: michelle@secondhelpings.org

Volunteer Needs

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