Hi am I Helping Ninja!
Last week we went to help Second Helpings in Indianapolis. They give food to people can’t afford to get their own food, or less fortunate people. 40% of all food in the world goes to waste each day! This is not good. So to help this problem, they rescue food from places like Kroger, Trader Joe and Costco. They use their trucks to pick up food that otherwise would have just been tossed in the trash can and taken to a landfill. They use the rescued food to make meals in their very own kitchen! They even have a head chef, who was very nice and she says that each day its like a mystery box from Master Chef. She doesn’t know what ingredients she has to make the meals until that very day! And, then she is able to create 4000 meals everyday with the rescued food. We are very glad she is their chef. She is making healthy food for people and it smelled and looked really good!!
And, they even compost all of their kitchens food scraps. Me and my friend had to sort through 70 pounds of beans. Sometimes in beans you can find rocks. The other Helping Ninjas kids were there had too help package for 493 packages of food. Second Helpings gives all their food for free to people who can’t afford their own food. They have vans to send out and deliver the foods – last year they sent out over 1,493,963 meals!!
This is awesome and we are happy to help this organization and you can too by donating some things they don’t often rescue but have to purchase, follow this link: Second Helpings Wish List.
To make the 20,000 meals that they send out each week to 85 agencies in and around Indianapolis – they use 250 lbs of rice a week. One tilt can make up 50 lbs at a time. They spend roughly $3600 a year on spices and up to 2000 lbs of rice.
The Helping Ninjas are collecting spices like garlic power and onion powder and salt to go to Second Helpings! We also purchased some with our own money and took it there when we went!
Please, join the helping ninjas today and help people around the world!
Written by: Siddarth, Helping Ninja, Age 11, Fifth Grade, College Wood, Carmel, IN
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