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Informational Meeting on becoming a partner agency with Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.

03/06/2014

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Contact: Willie Matis, Communications Coordinator, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.
PH 317-829-1771 EM wmatis@gleaners.org

Informational Meeting on becoming a partner agency with Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.
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Indianapolis, Ind. (March 6, 2014)… Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is hosting an Agency 101 meeting which is an informative session open to the those wishing to learn more about partnering with the food bank to distribute food and critical grocery products to individuals in need in your community.

In this Agency 101 meeting, attendees will learn about the process of becoming a partner agency with Gleaners. This meeting, held in Shelby County, will cover the food bank’s enrollment process, agency requirements for proper food storage and handling, and how to network in the community to sustain your agency.

The meeting will be held on Monday, March 10th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Blue River Foundation located at 54 West Broadway Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176. Please contact Bob Evans at (317) 925-0191 ext. 142 with questions regarding the meeting.

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 350 hunger relief agencies and 250 schools throughout 21 counties in central and southeastern Indiana, providing emergency food and grocery products to thousands of Hoosiers in need. Gleaners’ three programs specifically targeted at children help kids get enough to eat so they are ready to learn.

By October 1, 2013, Gleaners distributed over 28 million pounds of food which is the equivalent of 23 million meals. Every dollar donated to Gleaners helps provide enough food for four meals.

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. In Gleaners’ service area, nearly 325,000 people struggle with food insecurity—and 105,000 of them are children. Learn more at www.gleaners.org.