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 4,000 hot, nutritious meals each day that are distributed to over 85 social service agencies that feed people in need.
The Second Helpings Culinary Job Training program also uses rescued food to train disadvantaged adults for careers in the food service industry. This helps eliminate hunger at its source. More than 700 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.