Human Services : Social Services

Second Helpings

Transforming Lives through the Power of Food

four stars

93.04

1121 Southeastern Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46202
tel: (317) 632-2664   Web Site
EIN: 35-1484281

Board Leadership
Ellen Butz
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Vigran
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.04 four stars
  Financial 90.16 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Second Helpings rescues 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. The Second Helpings 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. We're more than a soup kitchen or a food pantry - we're a community kitchen.

Second Helpings rescues 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. The Second Helpings 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. We're more than a soup kitchen or a food pantry - we're a community kitchen.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of meals delivered
1,023,580
Total pounds of food rescued
2,544,540
Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs
5,383,420
Number of program graduates
74
Average hourly wage of clients who became employed after job skills training
12
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.16

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
88.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Helpings on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Helpings on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,560,832
   Federated Campaigns $296,091
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $454,032
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $129,457
Total Contributions $7,440,412
   Program Service Revenue $116,622
Total Primary Revenue $7,557,034
   Other Revenue $181,720
TOTAL REVENUE $7,738,754
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,549,721
   Administrative Expenses $328,400
   Fundraising Expenses $532,785
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,410,906
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $327,848
   
Net Assets $11,956,309

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$97,154 1.31% Jennifer Vigran CEO

Mission

Second Helpings rescues 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. The Second Helpings 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. We're more than a soup kitchen or a food pantry - we're a community kitchen.

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Second Helpings (IN) 93.04 four stars
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Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels (TX) 90.86 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Second Helpings
1121 Southeastern Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
tel: (317) 632-2664
fax: (317) 631-5655
EIN: 35-1484281

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Board Leadership

Ellen Butz
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Vigran
Chief Executive Officer