INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, September 30, the Indianapolis Colts visited the Hunger Relief Kitchen at Second Helpings, Inc. to help prepare food with volunteers. The visit was a part of the fifth "Colts Community Tuesday" of the 2014 season.
Second Helpings is a local food rescue charity that provides meals to children, adults and families who face hunger every day. The visit coincided with the Colts commitment to promoting nutritious meals through initiatives such as the NFL PLAY 60 program and other hunger relief efforts.
Colts OLB Daniel Adongo, CB Josh Gordy, OLB Cam Johnson, ILB Henoc Muamba, OLB Erik Walden and OLB Bjoern Werner began the visit by signing their names next to other volunteers on a flag hanging from the wall. The flag is symbolic of Second Helpings' commitment to making one million meals in 2014.
After learning about the culinary job training program and the 3,000-plus meals served by Second Helpings each day, the players were excited to assist volunteers in cooking up some fresh food. Dicing fifty pounds of onions was on the menu for the players. Following a lesson in chopping, the gloves came off for the players to take a tour of the facility and learn more about the various social service agencies that benefit from Second Helpings' meals.
About Colts Community Tuesdays
The Colts are proud to team up with WTHR for our 2014 "Community Tuesday" events. Tuesdays mark the players' only day off and provide an opportunity to give back while engaging the Indiana community. From schools and hospital visits to blood drives and holiday outreach, Colts players participate in a wide variety of "Community Tuesday" activities throughout the season. Follow the Colts throughout the community *@coltscommunity* on Twitter and *Colts in the Community* on Facebook. For more information on all of the Colts outreach efforts, visit www.colts.com/community.
About Second Helpings, Inc.
Second Helpings, Inc. is transforming lives through the power of food. Second Helpings accepts 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. For more information about Second Helpings, visit www.secondhelpings.org.