Author Archives: Alex Holland

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

Gleaners and Mayor Joe Hogsett to Kick Off CARE Mobile Pantry Summer Program

CARE Mobile Pantries saw a 60% increase in individuals served in 2017. An anticipated 60-70,000 people will be served at 71 distributions this summer. 172,000 Marion County residents are hungry. Nearly 50,000 Marion County children are hungry. In the past three years, more than 170,000 people have received food at a CARE Mobile Pantry distribution.

GLEANERS RECEIVES MORGAN STANLEY GRANT TO EXPAND PROGRAM DELIVERING NUTRITIOUS MEALS TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana today announced a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund its School-Based Pantry Program. Employees from Morgan Stanley’s Indianapolis branch volunteered at Gleaners as part of Morgan Stanley’s “Feeding Kids Around the Clock” initiative, 24-hours of continuous employee volunteer activities around the world dedicated to raising awareness of

Volunteer Appreciation Week Spotlight: David and Debbie

David and Debbie have been volunteering with Gleaners since 2013. To date, they have over 1,000 hours of volunteer service between them. David helps out in our on-site food pantry each week by stocking shelves and assisting clients with food selection. Debbie helps with data entry for the Volunteer department. We caught up with them both