By Angela P. Krahulik, Ice Miller LLP
A group of Environmental Law Section members, including four members from the IU McKinney School of Law Environmental Law Society, volunteered at Second Helpings on Friday, November 14. We started with a tour of the facility and learned about Second Helpings' efforts in the areas of food rescue, hunger relief and culinary job training.
Second Helpings rescues food that may otherwise go to waste and uses it to provide thousands of meals a day at no cost to many local social service agencies. Second Helpings has a goal of providing one million meals this year. In addition, Second Helpings' culinary job training program helps unemployed and underemployed people transform their lives by learning the skills they need to be successful culinary professionals. As part of their training, the students prepare lunch at Second Helpings each day.
After our tour, we enjoyed a lunch prepared by the students and then started to get the facility ready for the Tiny Tonic event to be held Saturday, November 15, in conjunction with Second Helpings' upcoming Tonic Ball. We set up the performance and seating areas for Tiny Tonic and also arranged a room to be used by parents and children needing a break form the action.
The annual Tonic Ball is a fundraiser for Second Helpings and is a celebration of local music and art. Each year, three iconic bands and/or musicians are selected and local performers are asked to cover a few of their songs. Tickets to the show are sold and the proceeds benefit Second Helpings.Tiny Tonic is a free event for kids and is held the weekend before Tonic Ball. It features kid-friendly versions of the songs by the artists featured at the Tonic Ball.
Volunteers last Friday included myself, Michael Reeder of Hatchett & Hauck LLP, Colin Connor of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, and IU McKinney students Daniel Jones, Melissa Hamer-Bailey, Whitney Rogers and Chrissy Astbury.
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