Author Archives: Alex Holland

Bulldog Blessings is a blessing, indeed

On a recent visit to Monrovia High School, we caught up with volunteers of the school’s Bulldog Blessings food pantry. Our Youth Programs Manager, Sharvonne Williams, grabbed a photo of this dynamic group who was ready to serve! Bulldog Blessings pantry opened in 2017, thanks to a generous impact grant from the Community Foundation of Morgan

Join in the Fun for National Nutrition Month®!

Written by: Gleaners’ Nutrition Manager, Sarah Huber, RDN Every year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics declares March as National Nutrition Month® to spread the word about the importance and benefits of a healthy eating style.  Join in the fun of celebrating nutrition this month with some of these ideas that will get kids and

Government Shutdown Update

Photo courtesy of Michelle Pemberton/Indy Star Just before Christmas, a portion of the federal government shut down, leaving 800,000 federal employees and a significantly higher number of contracted employees without a paycheck. The shutdown was the longest in our history. We were called upon to serve people who never imagined themselves standing in line for

Carol

We met Carol last month in Hancock County at the Greenfield Senior Mobile Pantry as part of the Anthem Senior Hunger Initiative Program. After speaking more with Carol, we learned she would turn 103 in February. Our CEO, John Elliott, arranged to have a cake made and our team took it to the senior distribution

Get Heart Healthy

February is Heart Health Month Written by Taylor Bartosiewicz, IUPUI Dietetic Intern Did you know your heart beats about 115,200 times each day? Your heart works hard for you, so it’s important to take care of your heart. February is a great time to learn more about eating smart for your heart! According to the

Shutting Down Hunger

*To maintain confidentiality photo is of a Feeding America client – not from story.  “I have worked in a government position for the past 13 years. My two boys, are ages 10 and 18. There are at least 600 people from my building alone that are off work currently, not including contractors who come in

Federal employees and contractors need your help

  HELP NOW The United States government has been partially shut down for 28 days and counting. Indiana has an estimated 5,167 federal employees who are struggling to make ends meet without their paychecks. On top of that, federal contractors are also not getting paid. These workers are going without the paycheck they need to feed their

Gleaners Food Bank and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Collaborate to Address Senior Hunger

Anthem’s sponsorship of $200,000 in Gleaners’ Senior Hunger Initiative and Senior Mobile Pantries will have immediate impact on vulnerable seniors throughout Gleaners’ 21 county service area. Collaboration will kick off with Senior Mobile Pantry distribution in Greenfield on January 8, 2019. In 2018, Gleaners served more than 35,000 senior citizens through these programs. An estimated

A Closer Look: The Chin People of Burma (Myanmar)

Written by Angel Gomez, IUPUI Dietetic Intern   Source: http://lewisvillechin.org/the-chin-people/   At Gleaners, we are dedicated to leading the fight against hunger and serving our most vulnerable neighbors in need. As different populations across the world face racial, religious, or gender persecution they are often forced to flee to protect themselves or their families. The recent wave of Chin Burmese refugees coming

Other Ways to Give

Tomorrow’s Harvest: Feeding Hungry Hoosiers for the Future You’re a friend of Gleaners! Are you a Tomorrow’s Harvest member too? The long-term viability of Gleaners’ hunger relief programs is possible because of loyal donors like you. Two-thirds of your estate gift over $25,000 goes into our endowment, providing food for today and hope for tomorrow.