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More than 600 college students are scheduled to volunteer at Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana in the next 6 weeks

08/12/2013

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Contact: Carrie Fulbright, Director of External Relations, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.
             PH 317-829-1765   CELL 317-750-9428    EM cfulbright@gleaners.org

Indianapolis, Ind. (August 12, 2013)… It is college month at Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana! Gleaners depends on over 17,000 volunteers each year to help the food bank distribute over 20 million meals to those in need in our 21 county service area. Over the next 6 weeks, Gleaners is proud to host over 600 college students from 6 different colleges as we continue to lead the fight against hunger.

Collegiate Volunteer Schedule.

August 13 – IUPUI - Bridge Class
August 14 – IUPUI – Kelley School of Business
August 14 – Butler – Women’s Soccer Team
August 16 – IUPUI – Kelley School of Business
August 20 – Butler – Ambassadors of Change
August 20 – University of Indianapolis – School of Business
August 20 – Butler – RAs
August 27 – Butler – BITS – Bulldogs in the Streets
August 27 – Purdue Extension – 4H Educator Group
August 30 – Butler – Fraternity and Sorority
September 14 – Ivy Tech
September 14 – IUPUI – Women in Science
September 18 – Harrison College Career Services Group

About Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana was founded in a three-and-a-half-car garage in 1980 with the purpose of fighting hunger in our community. Today, Gleaners serves over 160,900 different individuals who depend on food and other critical grocery products provided by the food bank to over 350 hunger relief agencies throughout 21 counties in central and southeastern Indiana.

To date, the food bank has distributed over 325 million pounds of food and critical grocery products. In our last fiscal year, Gleaners distributed over 24 million pounds of food which is the equivalent of over 20 million meals. Gleaners also provides specialized programs for our most vulnerable populations, children and senior citizens.

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. In Gleaners’ 21-county service area, more than 312,000 people live in poverty—and 116,000 of them are children. Learn more at www.gleaners.org.