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Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. will begin distribution of Commodity Supplemental Food Program b

Contact: Carrie Fulbright, Director of External Relations, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.
              PH 317-829-1765 EM cfulbright@gleaners.org


Indianapolis, Ind. (October 17, 2012)… Through the USDA and the State of Indiana, Gleaners serves low income seniors via the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). Income eligible seniors accepted into the program receive a monthly 40 pound box of supplemental food through the program.

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and Aging and Community Services of South Central Indiana Inc. are partnering to provide this program to Bartholomew county residents.

Seniors 60 and over with a household income below 130% of poverty (for a single person living alone, income would need to be below $1,211.00 a month for additional members add $429.00) may apply for the program. In order to apply for the program, please contact Rob Broderick of Aging and Community Services at 812-546-5479 to set up an appointment. Seniors must bring proof of age, proof of address, and proof of total gross household income.

Space is limited. Food packages will be distributed on the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Hope Community Center lunch site, 543 Washington St. Hope, IN from 9:00 am – 10:30 pm.

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

About Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.
On a yearly basis, over 160,000 food-insecure Hoosiers 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 300 million pounds of food and critical grocery products to over 350 hunger relief agencies serving needy Hoosiers. In addition to food distribution to hunger relief agencies, Gleaners serves our most vulnerable populations, seniors and children, through specialty programs such as the Commodity Supplemental Food (CSFP) Program, BackSacks – Weekend Food for Kids, School-Based Food Pantries, and the Summer Feeding Program. In Gleaners’ 21-county service area, more than 287,000 people live in poverty—and 103,000 of them are children. To learn more, log ontowww.gleaners.org.