Author Archives: Alex Holland

Top Ways to Be Well

In the midst of this COVID-19 outbreak, everyone is doing their best to stay safe and healthy. It is important to follow CDC guidance to wash your hands often, reduce contact with anyone who is sick, and stay home if you don’t feel well. It is just as important to build healthy habits into your


We recently caught up with Marcus, a new to Gleaners staff as a delivery driver. Here is what he had to say: “I’ve been driving for different places around the country since about 2004. I’d say about 85-90% of what I’ve done is in food distribution. Lately I’ve worked a couple of routes driving here

Coronavirus and High Flu Season Response

Update [3/25/2020]: Gleaners is providing SNAP Application Assistance to those who need help. We recognize that many individuals may be newly eligible and the process can seem overwhelming. Assistance is completely free and confidential. Call our Snap Hotline at 317.644.1280. Coronavirus Update [3/25/2020]: Our work continues. We’ve adapted and will continue to do so and

Coronavirus Statement

We are always mindful of the important role Gleaners plays in the community, and of the large number of volunteers who are in the building each day. Please know that we are monitoring news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, and it’s potential spread throughout the United

Meal Planning Tips

March is National Nutrition Month®, a set time to focus on building healthy habits “Bite by Bite”. One simple way to start eating healthier at home is to make a weekly meal plan. This does not have to be complicated or expensive – a simple list of dinner ideas for most nights of the week

Giving Back What We Can

Jeff has been a volunteer with IPS 46 Daniel Webster Elementary for over five years, along with his wife, Tonya. His daughter goes to school there and he has been thrilled to support the school and the Barney Kroger Pantry. Jeff is also a client, relying on the pantry for some of his family’s food

Connecting with Neighbors in Need

Officer Farris and Crimewatch Specialist, Paula Barnes recently delivered 4 Gleaners CARE Bags to a gentleman after seeing his post on NextDoor. The man mentioned he was supposed to go into work on a job, but was never reached back out to and is still short on money. He expressed he was in need of

Angels Among Us

“A man came in toward the end of the shift. I remembered him from previous visits because he is always friendly, funny and nice. He is raising his grandsons. This morning he told me he never comes more than once a month, but he was here yesterday. I said that I remembered. He told me

Preparing New Foods

While a couple was volunteering at Gleaners’ Hamilton County Cupboard one day, they noticed something concerning: many shoppers were not taking the nutritious rice or dried beans being offered in the pantry because they simply did not know how to prepare these foods. These volunteers wanted to do something to help. They reached out to