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14th IS officer helps raise funds for those in need

  • Published
  • By Stacy Vaughn
  • 445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Capt. Hunt, 14th Intelligence Squadron deputy flight commander, went above and beyond when he became involved with a local charity that needed help raising funds to pay for meals for those in need in his community. He helped to raise more than $3,400 for Second Helpings, Inc., through a fund raiser he ran on social media earlier this year.


According to their website, 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 children and adults in need. The support of individuals, corporations and foundations make it possible for Second Helpings to combat hunger and poverty in central Indiana.


Second Helpings also trains unemployed and underemployed adults for meaningful careers in the culinary industry.


Capt. Hunt got involved in Second Helpings back in 2010 when he was working for an Indianapolis based technology company. “The company I worked for supported many efforts through the United Way. It was from a United Way corporate challenge that I learned about Second Helpings, their mission and the impact throughout the community.”


Through social media, Capt. Hunt highlighted the key points how Second Helpings was important to the community. His network took notice and the donations came in to help the cause. The money the captain helped to raise through the #FeedIndy campaign was 242 percent over the initial goal set. 


“I was thrilled to see the response. I hope the outcome of this raises awareness about the various programs out there like Second Helpings,” Capt. Hunt said.