dotStaff is now requesting your help in the form of pasta, rice, and spice donations.

Did you know?  More than 1 in 10 Hoosier households face food insecurity.  This means these households do not know from where their next meals will come.  Enter, local organization, Second Helpings.  Second Helpings has provided nearly 5.5 million meals in 2011 alone.

Second Helpings has also graduated more than 400 adults from their Culinary Job Training Program.  As a result, restaurants all over the city of Indianapolis, and surrounding areas, have a workforce of individuals in the ready experienced, in entry level kitchen service.

Second Helpings, Inc. accepts donated perishable and overstocked food to prepare nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day.  They distribute these meals, 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 want to spice things up, so this is a food drive with a twist!  Second Helpings goes through hundreds of pounds of pasta and rice per month!  Let’s help refill their shelves!  Bring in any unopened pasta or rice and we will try to load their shelves!  SPICES TOO! What is a good spaghetti without some oregano and basil?  And Cajun Rice without spice is just…rice.

We encourage you to share your bounty.  From November 1-21, we will be collecting donations at our 5875 Castle Creek Parkway, Indianapolis location.  Then, as ambassadors of your good will, we will hand deliver these items to Second Helpings.

Join us in support of Second Helpings’ mission to eliminate hunger, empower people, and reduce waste.