Second Helpings, Inc.

Second Helpings Inc. is a leader in transforming lives through the power of food.

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They collaborate with partners throughout our community to eliminate hunger by reducing food waste and supplying nutritious meals to the hungry. They help break the cycle of poverty by developing tomorrow’s culinary professionals.

Food Rescue

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 3,500 hot, nutritious meals each day that are distributed to 70 social service agencies that feed people in need.

Culinary Job Training

The Second Helping Culinary Job Training program trains disadvantaged adults for careers in the foodservice industry. This helps eliminate hunger at its source.

More than 500 adults have graduated from this program, and Second Helpings alumni are now working in Central Indiana as cooks, executive chefs, business owners and culinary instructors.

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1121 Southeastern Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46202

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