Author Archives: Alex Holland

Sharing A Meal Together

At a recent Senior Mobile Pantry distribution in Greencastle, I had the opportunity to assist with bagging and distributing fresh produce to nearly 150 families. That day’s distribution included amazing fresh peaches…and turnips. Guess which item I was charged with bagging and distributing? That’s right – the turnips! Admittedly, I’m not a turnip fan. In

Spotlight on Nutrition: Healthy Aging Month

September is Hunger Action Month, and Gleaners is buzzing with lots of activities, events, and fundraising to further our mission in the fight against hunger. September is also Healthy Aging Month, which aligns well with the special programs we offer to help improve food security for our clients ages 55 and older.  Across the United States, about 1 in 12 seniors face food insecurity

The Gift of Food, Still Magic

As I was putting BackSacks in some of our lockers last week, a young lady came out of her classroom and was walking to the bathroom down the hall. She is in the Nutrition Club and walked past my boxes on the cart as I was putting bags away in the lockers. I usually do

Spotlight on Nutrition: Heading Back to School

With summer coming to a close and a new school year just around the corner, Gleaners is ready to continue leading the fight against hunger for some of our youngest neighbors in need. The Youth Programs team has been hard at work distributing food through Summer Meals for Kids and Summer BackSacks, as well as

Nancy’s Story

*Photo from a Gleaners Mobile Pantry distribution, not from story. Nancy’s family recently moved to Indiana to help care for her sick mother. When they arrived, Nancy’s husband found out that the job he secured had less than half the hours he was promised. “To be honest, I didn’t quite know what to do. I

A Story from IMPD’s Josh Barker

The CARE Summer Mobile Pantry program kicked off last Monday, at Mt. Zion Apostolic Church. This program runs from June 4 – August 25, and would not be possible without all of our wonderful partners from the Indianapolis Public Safety Agencies: IMPD, Indianapolis EMS and the Indianapolis Fire Department. During the kick-off event, we heard