Organization Details
Second Helpings
Second Helpings

Since 1998, Second Helpings has accepted donated perishable and overstocked food to prepare nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day, and distributes them free of charge through local social service agencies in Greater Indianapolis. Second Helpings also trains unemployed and underemployed adults for meaningful careers in the culinary industry. 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?

1121 Southeastern Ave Indianapolis, IN
Second Helpings Opportunities
Volunteer at Second Helpings

9/30/23 +

Second Helpings is a volunteer-powered organization. Every day, volunteers make every part of our mission possible – from chopping produce to answering phones, from delivering meals to teaching students. Volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Saturday, in the kitchen, warehouse, office, and more. See the full list of positions online to find one that fits your interests and schedule. Ready to #FeedIndy? Fill out our online volunteer application and you’ll receive an email invitation to join a volunteer orientation session – currently held virtually. If you have questions, contact Manager of Volunteer Services Michelle Woodruff at or (317) 632-2664 ext. 131.