Stand Up For Our Planet

Helping Ninjas™ new initiative “Stand Up For Our Planet” is to applaud those individuals and businesses that put forth effort to help our planet and each other.

Our mission is bring awareness to those that are helping and to celebrate their efforts. Helping Ninjas believes it is best to lead by example and it is important that we teach our youth to recognize and thank those persons or indviduals, organizations and coprorations, who are helping our planet is some way – big or small. Stand Up For Our Planet initiative  is led by youth, a mission to learn to inspire others to celebrate any and all efforts by others whom are protecting our home and future.

Included in the global issues this initiative addresses in hopes to  educate the community and inspire a to help is: food waste, hunger and food rescue – and repurposing. And it’s connection. Helping Ninjas™ recognizes Second Helpings as our first official receipent of our Stand Up For Our Planet Certificate.

Helping Ninajs celebrates Second Helpings efforts to help our environment and our planet.Helping Ninjas salutes and celebrates Second Helpings’ environmental responsibility and mission to reduce food waste and hunger simultaneously and to stand up for our planet.

Helping Ninjas™ #StandUp4rPlanet celebrates efforts at Second Helpings, whom is recognized for its efforts to stand up for the planet; Second Helpings repurposes rescued food to feed those in need, helps promote culinary skills and opportunity by preparing healthy, nutritious meals, and promotes a sustainable environment by practicing compost and recycling methods in the kitchen.

Helping Ninjas thinks that every city needs a Second Helpings!

Helping Ninjas declares Second Helpings as Helping Ninjas! Helping Ninjas™ celebrates efforts at Second Helpings through our #StandUp4RPlanet initiative and recognizes Second Helpings for its efforts to stand up for the planet since 1998. Second Helpings repurposes rescued food to feed those in need, helps promote culinary skills and opportunity by preparing healthy, nutritious meals, and promotes a sustainable environment by practicing compost and recycling methods in the kitchen. To date Second Helpings has repurposed 200,000 pounds of rescued food this year alone — and delivered approximately 80,000 meals per month.

Helping Ninjas™ @standup4Rplanet initiative can be found on social media.

StandUp4RPlanet Learn more about stand up for our planet initiative.

Helping Ninjas™ supports Second Helpings charitable efforts.

Helping Ninjas has supported Second Helpings with their mission to fight hunger by organizing a charitable cause to collect items from Second Helpings kitchen Wish List. The children held a “Rock For A Cause” event with partner School of Rock in Carmel, IN on April 2018 to bring awareness to their hunger and food waste and its connection. Helpings Ninjas collected and donated over $100 of spices, vingers and oils to Second Helpings.

Donate To Second Helpings. Second Helpings is in need of tomatoes. It is listed on their high priority list, we helped by sharing our harvest. Helping Ninjas™ were able to donate approximately 75 lbs of organic, from the garden tomatoes to Second Helpings this summer.  Tomatoes that students from a local Indiana elementary and middle school grew by seed at an Indiana elementary school cafe garden and a helping ninja home garden – children experienced hands on opportunity to grow organic produce and  to care for the plants and help harvest.
This effort was part of a grant  award project that the Helping Ninjas were awarded in May 2018 from the CICF Foundation’s Carmel Micro Green Teen Grant Award. Growing fresh produce and herbs and practicing sustainable and organic gardening methods was part of the award through their project called, Helping Ninjas™ “Green Community, School and Garden Outreach.

Helping Ninjas began volunteering At Second Helpings in To HELp FIght Waste and reduce hunger in 2017

Helping Ninjas, Leo & Sid at Second Helpings

About Second Helpings. Each day, Second Helpings volunteers and staff rescue prepared and perishable food from wholesalers, retailers and restaurants — preventing unnecessary waste. That rescued food is used to create 4,000 hot, nutritious meals each day that are distributed to more than 90 social service agencies that feed people in need.

The Second Helpings Culinary Job Training program trains disadvantaged adults for careers in the food service industry. This helps eliminate hunger at its source. More than 800 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 Second Helpings recognizes the need practice sustainable actions to promote a healthy enviornment.

Second Helpings Environmental Responsibility
-Food Rescue

Donate to Second Helpings

View their wish list on amazon to donate online!

High-Priority Items Needed at Second Helpings. 

Soy Sauce
Vinegar – all kinds
Cooking Oil
Cooking Spray
Garlic Powder
Fish Sauce

Learn more about Second Helpings!

Second Helpings Helps Environment

Second Helpings

Did you know?

The United States Government announced in 2018 a plan to use food waste more effeciently? Helping Ninjas is glad to see a governement led project to address this issue in the United States. Helping Ninjas also recognizes that Second Helpings in Indianapolis was ahead of its time, addressing this issue in 1998! Second Helpings has been rescuing food and repurposing it for 20 years!

Helping Ninjas hopes that organizations like Second Helpings can inspire other organizations, citites, communities, to take their lead.

You can learn more The United States paln to address food waste with food rescue.

United States announces plan to address food waste 2018:  Waste Dive

Do you know someone who is standing up for our planet?

Please share with us! You can send via email or share on social media!

Post and tag us @helpingninjas or @standup4Rplanet or #StandUp4RPlanet
Learn more about our Stand Up For Our Planet Initiative

Rather than singling out those who are not, let us help educate our youth about those who are helping our planet, and lead our youth in a public expression of gratitude.

Want to learn more about our initiative to inspire? Through positive expression we encourage others and our educating our youth that “Insults Do Not Inspire.” Read more here:  Social Ettiquette

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