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Martin Luther King Community Center restructuring -- CSFP distribution process to be changed

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

Martin Luther King Community Center restructuring -- CSFP distribution process to be changed
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Indianapolis, Ind. (March 6, 2014)… Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is doing everything possible to provide uninterrupted service to the 70+ seniors who rely on receiving their monthly food packages from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) located at the Martin Luther King Community Center (MLKCC) after its announcement of their restructuring.

A snapshot of Gleaners Food Bank’s plan to continue providing CSFP food packages to seniors affected by MLKCC’s restructuring:

  • Identified & calling current sites to see if they can accommodate more seniors.
  • Prepared an internal list of seniors and their new locations, including date and time of distributions.
  • Call each senior with date and time of new location.
  • Send letter to each senior with details of new location.

The next scheduled distribution at MLKCC was set for March 12, 2014. That distribution will not take place. If you are one of the 70+ seniors affected by this restructuring, please call 317-925-0191 for information on where and when the next CSFP distribution will be.

Secondly, we do realize that there may be some individuals where the assignments may not work. Therefore, we have decided to have a special CSFP distribution at Boulevard Place located at 42 Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN 46208 on Monday, March 17, at 1 pm – 3 pm. Our goal is to place all seniors at new permanent sites and this special distribution allows more time to make the placements.

The staff at Gleaners recognizes the inconvenience due to the transition, but we will work around schedules in the best way possible.

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.