Author Archives: Alex Holland

Food Bank of the Future Spotlight: Nourish

Our clients deserve the same healthy food options available to all families. It’s a matter of dignity, respect and opportunity. As we focus on Nourish, we’ve set a high bar for not just the quantity of food we provide, but for the nutritional value of that food. In 2019, we’ve exceeded our goal for distribution

Gleaners Honors Outgoing Board Members, Welcomes New Board Members and Elects Board Officers at Annual Meeting

Board meeting was open the public, and included a “year in review” with program impacts, financial updates and future plans under the new strategic plan Eight new board members welcomed Board officers elected Four outgoing board members recognized Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana held its annual meeting on November 21, 2019. At this meeting, eight

Gleaners Food Bank Statement Regarding SNAP Rule Changes

On the occasion of USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue’s visit to Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana offers the following statement regarding USDA funding of hunger relief efforts, including the recent SNAP rule changes. The statement may be attributed to John Elliott, President/CEO. “Last week, the Trump administration instituted new rules restricting the ability of a

Red Nose Day and Feeding America 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 BackSacks program. The grant will provide critical sustaining support to the 1 in 6 food insecure children in our service area. Learn more about the

Holiday Food Safety Tips

Written by Sarah Huber, RDN, Nutrition Manager From freshly carved turkey and gravy to beautifully decorated gingerbread cookies, the holidays are filled with a variety of special foods and traditions. No one wants to miss out on celebrations with loved ones because of a food-borne illness, so follow these simple tips to keep your holiday

Improving Health Through Nutrition

Written by Sarah Huber, RDN, Nutrition Manager Gleaners is very fortunate to partner with Indy Hunger Network to host Cooking Matters classes several times a year. The free 6-week classes take place at our on-site Cynthia H. Hubert Community Cupboard Food Pantry, and a team of staff and volunteers transform the waiting area into a

Harvest for Hunger

You might recall, just last month, as a part of Hunger Action Month we shared a special message about a lead challenge gift from Corteva Agriscience to help ensure all Hoosiers have access to the most nutritious food possible. This is just one of the many ways they are helping to lead the fight against

2019 Volunteers of the Year

Meet our 2019 Volunteers of the Year: David and Debbie Depotter “When I retired in 2013 I was searching for opportunities to give back,” said David. “Gleaners was one of those opportunities. Debbie joined me when she retired.” David says he really enjoys working in the pantry and seeing the shoppers, while Debbie enjoys working

Food for Home and Holiday

One of our School-Based Pantry coordinators told us of a family who came to the school last year, upset because they had no food in the home. The school had been unaware of their situation, so they were not on the list to receive a Thanksgiving meal through the student council’s family meal program. “Thanks