“Second Helpings” is still hoping to reach their goal of raising four-thousand dollars by the end of the year. Coordinator Tina Mead put out the challenge at the start of the month, asking for the public’s help in raising money for their weekly program. “Second Helpings” serves a free meal to around 150 people every Monday night. Mead says some of the food is extra food from restaurants, weddings or other gatherings, and they usually rely on those events for the meat, potatoes and vegetables for their weekly meals. If the food isn’t donated, they need to purchase it – along with more perishable items like bread and milk – and that’s where they rely on monetary donations. So far in December, “Second Helpings” has raised over 23-hundred dollars. If you would like to help them reach their goal of four-thousand dollars by the end of 2013 (which is tomorrow), you can send your donation to “Second Helpings” at Manchester United Methodist Church, 413 East Butler Street, Manchester IA 52057.