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Interactive Intelligence Expands Impact on the Fight against Hunger

03/11/2014

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

Interactive Intelligence Expands Impact on the Fight against Hunger
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Indianapolis, Ind. (March 11, 2014)… Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is honored to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from the Interactive Intelligence Foundation to help support the BackSacks: Weekend Food for Kids Program. This gift exemplifies Interactive Intelligence’s commitment to fighting childhood hunger in Indiana not only through financial support but also through ongoing employee volunteer involvement.

Gleaners Food Bank’s BackSacks program provides a take-home sack of healthy food to over 10,000 students in grades K through 6 each Friday. It helps children close the hunger gap between Friday and Monday. Companies with a strong sense of social responsibility are key to the program’s success, and Interactive Intelligence is a prime example of an Indiana company that takes seriously its role in keeping communities strong.

“Interactive Intelligence is a great example of how companies can make an impact both with their time and with their treasures,” said Gleaners’ President & CEO, Cindy Hubert. “We are happy to call them partners and appreciate their help in leading the fight against hunger.”

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 500 hunger relief agencies and 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.