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Food Donations

Gleaners solicits and receives donations from all segments of the food industry. From growers and manufacturers to brokers and retailers—and everyone in between.

They donate for a variety of reasons, including production errors, discontinued inventory and slight damage. Meanwhile, our Quality Control Unit ensures food safety by screening all donated products before distribution.

Local donations

We are always especially pleased by the donations of Indiana companies. When they give, they become a direct part of the local fight against hunger.

Local donors include:

  • Grocery stores
  • Distributors like Pure Beverage
  • Processors, including Prairie Farms
  • Produce wholesalers like Circle City Fruit
  • Food service vendors such as Calderon Brothers

National donations

Gleaners receives food donations from national corporations through Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. Thanks to Feeding America’s networking ability, national companies reach local food banks like Gleaners all across the country.


Donors know that their gifts to Gleaners will be handled with care. Our food bank is inspected by food industry representatives, local and state health departments, and Feeding America.

This way, our distribution process is sure to include:

  • Detailed product tracking
  • Brand name integrity
  • Superior food handling and storage
  • Timely distribution of donations

Even better, companies know that their donations will go only to people who need food assistance—and that gifts are never sold, bartered or traded.