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Finish Line Youth Foundation BackSack Line



Contact: Carrie Fulbright
Phone: 317-925-0191 ext. 104
Fax: 317-927-3189
E-Mail: cfulbright@gleaners.org

New Finish Line Youth Foundation BackSack Line at Gleaners Food Bank

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The Finish Line Youth Foundation donated a new BackSack Assembly Line to Gleaners Food Bank to help end childhood weekend hunger!

Indianapolis, Ind. (August 30, 2011)…Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is excited to announce its new BackSack assembly line donated by Finish Line Youth Foundation.  This unique assembly line was designed and fabricated by Bastian Material Handling and Blue Arc Engineering specifically for Gleaners Food Bank for the BackSAck program. 

The Finish Line Youth Foundation was the very first group of volunteers to use the new assembly line on Monday, August 29th.  In an hour and a half, the group of 20 volunteers put together 704 BackSacks. 

The BackSack program provides Weekend Food for Kids each week during the school year.  The BackSacks are made up of kid friendly and shelf stable meals for children to take home and eat for the weekend.  Beginning this school year the program will serve 5,600 children each week but by the end of the school year in 2012, the program will serve close to 10,000 children in 21 counties in Indiana.

About Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.
On a yearly basis, over 160,000 different individuals depend on food and other critical grocery products provided by Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana to hunger relief agencies throughout 21 counties in central and southeastern Indiana. Gleaners was founded in 1980 and is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network.  Since then, the food bank has distributed over 275 million pounds of food and critical grocery products to hunger relief agencies serving needy Hoosiers.  In Gleaners’ 21-county service area, more than 287,000 people live in poverty—and 103,000 of them are children.  In fact, one out of every five Hoosier kids is now living in poverty.  To learn more, log onto www.gleaners.org.

About Finish Line Youth Foundation:
The Finish Line Youth Foundation strives to make a difference in the lives of youth in the communities    where employees and customers live, work and play. You can find out more at www.finishline.com/youthfoundation

About Bastian Material Handling
Bastian Material Handling, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., is one of the largest independent, material handling system integrators in the U.S.  Since 1952, Bastian has been an innovator in the field of material handling and controls and has now grown to include offices in the U.S., Canada, India, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia. For more information on the company, visit www.bastiansolutions.com.

About Blue Arc Engineering
Blue Arc Engineering, headquartered in Greenfield, Ind., specializes in the design and fabrication of custom material handling equipment.  Since 2003, Blue Arc has helped clients in a variety of industries improve their operational efficiencies by adhering to two guiding principles—great customer service and quality products. For more information on the company, visit www.bluearceng.com.

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