Author Archives: Alex Holland

Local Business Shares Summer Intern with Gleaners

Visitors to our CARE Mobile Pantry distributions this summer have seen a new face with Gleaners. Emanual is spending each Wednesday with Gleaners as an intern for our CARE and SNAP Outreach programs. Emanual is a pre-law student at Carleton College. He secured a summer internship with S.K. Huffer and Associates, the law firm of

Growing a Garden

We were thankful for the opportunity to speak to one gentleman on his experience at the Kroger CARE Mobile Pantry and the impact fresh produce has had on his life. He’s growing a garden of nutritious foods, like cantaloupe and cherry tomatoes. “This cantaloupe is delicious. I decided to go ahead and cut mine open

Guest Post by Lydia Conner, Summer Nutrition Intern

Hi everyone! My name is Lydia Conner, and I am the Summer Nutrition Intern at Gleaners Food Bank this year. I have spent this summer working with the Nutrition Manager, Sarah Huber, to grow and revamp the Summer Nutrition Club curriculum. As my time is now coming to an end at Gleaners, and I will be

Summer Hunger

“My two daughters and grandson live with me. Another relative, just 18 years old, was down on her luck and didn’t have a job or a place to stay. I took her in, but I barely had enough money to feed my family as it was. This mobile pantry on Saturdays is truly a blessing

Gleaners Distributes Record 1 Million Pounds of Food

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana distributed a record amount of food this week. Between July 22nd and 26th, more than 1 million pounds of food was distributed through the distribution center, located on the southwest side of Indianapolis. The actual total tipped the scale at 1,078,561 lbs. Of that amount, 540,561 pounds was distributed directly

This is Life Living

“This is life living,” one young man said as he took a sip of his mango smoothie, with a proud smoothie mustache. Our Summer Nutrition Club team, Sarah and Lydia, have been hard at work this summer to share fun lessons and teach kiddos how to properly fuel their bodies (with things like mango smoothies).

A Recipe from the Heart

Nutrition Manager, Sarah Huber sharing a lentil taco recipe at North United Methodist Church during a CARE Mobile distribution. Nutrition Manager and RDN, Sarah Huber, shared a tasty lentil taco recipe with CARE shoppers last weekend. Did you know, lentils are an easy way to incorporate heart healthy protein into your diet? Sarah often shares

Meet YP Member Allison

What has been your favorite opportunity with Young Professionals so far? Meeting other young professionals who enjoy giving back and have a passion for driving down hunger in Indiana. Why did you decide to become a member? I was already actively volunteering at Gleaners with my company, but I saw the need for additional volunteer

Homeless not Hopeless

You might recall that just last summer, the Wednesday CARE Mobile location moved to Save-A-Lot, due to an increase in the number of neighbors served. CARE Pantry Program Associate, Brianna, shared a story from a woman she met at Save-A-Lot last week. “During distribution time, a client came up to me and said he needed

The Pulse on Pulses

Gleaners, along with many other food banks and food pantries, distributes large quantities of beans, peas, and lentils throughout the year. These foods, collectively known as pulses, are the dry, edible seeds of plants in the legume family, and they are versatile, affordable, and sustainable sources of nutrition. However, pulses are not always the most