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GLEANERS FOOD BANK OF INDIANA RECEIVES $20,000 GRANT FROM CATERPILLAR FOUNDATION

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Contact: Todd Clevenger, Director of Marketing & Communications, tclevenger@gleaners.org

GLEANERS FOOD BANK OF INDIANA RECEIVES $20,000 GRANT FROM CATERPILLAR FOUNDATION
Money will help bring more food into the community

Indianapolis, Ind. (APRIL 1, 2014)… Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is honored to announce it has received a $20,000 grant from the Caterpillar Foundation to help bring more food to people in Franklin, Indiana who are struggling with hunger. This gift exemplifies Caterpillar’s commitment to fighting hunger not only in Indiana, but across the country.

The grant to Gleaners, part of a 1.5 million investment that Caterpillar Foundation is making to Feeding America member food banks across the country, will go towards various initiatives that will result in more food for local pantries, shelters and soup kitchens.

“The Caterpillar Foundation grant is a great example of how passionate organizations, that understand the immense need of those struggling with hunger, can make an impact,” said Gleaners’ President & CEO, Cindy Hubert. “We are extremely grateful for the Caterpillar Foundation’s commitment to our efforts of not only fighting hunger in Indiana but across the nation.”

The grant from Caterpillar Foundation will help bring additional food to those families in the Franklin area struggling to make ends meet.

About Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.
On a yearly basis, hundreds of thousands of hungry Hoosiers depend on food and other critical grocery products provided by Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Gleaners supplies items to hunger relief agencies and schools 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 its inception, Gleaners has distributed over 320 million pounds of food and critical grocery products to over 200 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 Meals For Kids Program. In Gleaners’ 21-county service area, more than 287,000 people live in poverty—and 107,000 of them are children. To learn more, log onto www.gleaners.org.