Author Archives: Alex Holland

Fight Hunger Story

*Photo from Feeding America, not from story.  “I had a new student who had been sick for several days, and came back to school on a Thursday despite still not feeling well. When I asked him why he came back to school if he wasn’t feeling any better, he said, ‘Mom said I had to

Fight Hunger. Spark Change.

One in eight Americans in communities across the U.S. struggle with hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including 1 in 6 Hoosiers right here in Indiana. To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America® and Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana are kicking off its sixth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger.

Offering Food and Hope for Veterans

“I’ve received SNAP benefits in the past, but it’s been a while. I have trouble getting [reliable] transportation and haven’t been able to make it to an office to re-apply. After I pay my rent each month, I only have a couple hundred dollars leftover. It’s hard enough for me to buy food let alone

Eat Your Greens!

After a long wait through the cold, bitter winter, spring has finally arrived! Here in Indiana, it’s the perfect time to enjoy longer days, warmer temperatures, and everything GREEN! Many different green vegetables enter their peak season in April, May, and June, so now is the time to find them at their best quality and

A Letter from the CEO

On January 8, I had the privilege of attending the Hancock County Senior Mobile Pantry in Greenfield. The occasion was special in that we were joined by a local team from Anthem to kick off their sponsorship of senior mobile pantries throughout our 21-county service area. As Gleaners’ staff worked side by side with Anthem

Operational Efficiency Leads to Lower Per Meal Cost

We are excited to announce we now have a lower per meal cost. As part of our stewardship of your gifts, we are always mindful of opportunities for improvement. Operational efficiencies, innovative food sourcing, and most importantly, the launch of the Regional Produce Processing Center in May 2017, have resulted in more meals being distributed

Financial Stewardship and Transparency

Gleaners has a special obligation for stewardship, both to those who donate needed funds, as well as to those who rely on us for food. We take that obligation seriously, which is why we’ve been working on additional certifications for financial excellence over the past year. Learn more about these and other certifications by visiting

Spotlight on Senior Hunger

In Gleaners’ 21-county service area, more than 50,000 senior citizens are faced with food insecurity. Living on fixed incomes with increasing medical expenses, prescription costs and the high cost of assisted-living and long-term care, seniors are among the most vulnerable we serve. According to Feeding America, the rate of hunger among those age 60+ has

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