Author Archives: Alex Holland

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.

When Disaster Strikes

Brianna Henderson, a SNAP Outreach Specialist at Gleaners, shared a story from SNAP Outreach at a recent Hendricks County Mobile Pantry in Danville. “A man came up to me at the Danville Mobile Pantry to apply for SNAP benefits. He wasn’t sure what county he lives in and explained that this is because he just

RED NOSE DAY AND FEEDING AMERICA HELP SUPPORT HOOSIER CHILDREN

Thanks to a generous grant of $10,000 provided by the Red Nose Day Fund and Feeding America, Hoosier children in central and southeast Indiana will be provided with food through Gleaners Youth Programs: BackSacks, Summer Meals for Kids, and School-Based Pantries. The grant will provide critical sustaining support to the 1 in 5 food insecure children

Spotlight on Nutrition: Senior Hunger

Millions of seniors in the U.S. experience food insecurity. In Indiana, that number is 1 in 5. As the senior population grows, so will the challenge of ensuring older adults have access to enough nutritious food. Economic constraints lead some seniors to eat less and/or skip meals. Food insecurity negatively impacts health and complicates seniors’

Mr. Harold

Harold was a Veteran of World War II. He joined when he was seventeen. The things he saw and experienced overseas strongly affected his next seventy years. He was especially touched by the hunger and conditions of the children where he served. during the war he would save any fruit he received at dinner and