Second Helpings names CEO

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Second Helpings named Jennifer Vigran, a human resources professional and past board member, its new CEO.

Vigran, who has been serving as interim CEO since November, replaces Cindy Hubert, who is now CEO of Gleaners Food Bank.

Second Helpings uses donated food to create hot meals for 60 not-for-profit agencies while also training people for jobs in food service and restaurants. More than 420 people have graduated from Second Helpings' 10-week training program since 1998.

"Second Helpings is blessed with so many dedicated volunteers, staff and supporters and it has been my privilege to be part of this organization as it has risen to the challenges of hunger and poverty over the last decade," Vigran said. She said her goal will be to have Second Helpings provide more meals and train more people.

Second Helpings has a budget of more than $4 million and 19 full- and part-time employees. The organization relies on about 700 volunteers, who provide more than 30,000 hours of service a year, Vigran said.

Vigran, 48, was state personnel director in the mid-1990s before working as a private-sector consultant. In addition to volunteering at Second Helpings for the past 10 years, she has worked with the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, the Interfaith Hospitality Network and the International School of Indiana. She lives in Zionsville with her husband and two children.

Hubert was paid $66,221 in the fiscal year ended June 30, according to the organization's most recent tax filing. She had been with Second Helpings for three years.


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