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About Gleaners

HELPING AGENCIES SERVE PEOPLE IN NEED

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Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc., was founded in a three-and-a-half-car garage in 1980. Ever since, we have grown as hunger has grown—fighting the crisis in central Indiana every step of the way.

Our mission is simple and direct: To lead the fight against hunger.

Ultimately, Gleaners reaches thousands of people who need assistance. They are the working poor, the unemployed, single parents and the elderly. They are the homeless, the disabled, the mentally ill. They are battered women, victims of disaster and helpless children.

They are families, friends and neighbors throughout Indiana.

WHERE THE FOOD COMES FROM, WHERE IT GOES

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, we work toward accomplishing our mission by securing, storing and redistributing donated food to 350 Hunger Relief Agencies.

These agencies are IRS-certified not-for-profits that feed people in need. They include:

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  • Food pantries
  • Senior centers
  • Shelters for battered women and children
  • Homeless shelters
  • Residential care centers
  • Soup kitchens
  • Faith-based nonprofits
  • Youth programs

To meet the need in our distribution areas, we accept food donations from many sources:

  • Federal and state governments
  • Major wholesale and retail food outlets, including the Kroger Co., Marsh, Walmart, Meijer and others
  • Major food drives conducted by corporations, clubs and other organizations

At Gleaners, we are proud of our association with all the individuals and organizations who help us do our work—and proud of the commitment we share.



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