Author Archives: Alex Holland

Nutrition Nudges – Healthy Pantry Initiatives

What are nudges? A nudge is a subtle environmental change used to influence consumer decisions. Imagine your experience through a supermarket or department store. There are dozens of “nudges” around the store that lead you to buy a product you might have otherwise walked past if you didn’t get “nudged” into that decision. As you

CARE Enters Fifth Year

Innovative partnership enters its 5th year. An anticipated 60-70,000 people will be served at 71 distributions this summer. 170,990 Marion County residents are food insecure. Over 46,000 Marion County children are hungry. In the past three years, more than 170,000 people have received food at a CARE Mobile Pantry distribution. Marion County Sheriff’s Office will

Partners in the fight against senior hunger

Feeding America recently released an updated State of Senior Hunger. Did you know that across the United States 1 in 12 seniors are food insecure? In Indiana, 7.9% of seniors are food insecure, with that number jumping to 9.5% in Indianapolis. Indy is home to the 11th worst food insecurity rate for seniors of 51

Rescuing Nutritious Foods

Written by Sarah Huber, RDN, Nutrition Manager at Gleaners Food Bank Every year, approximately 40 million Americans face the challenge of not having enough nutritious food to live an active, healthy life. At the same time, an average of 197 million pounds of perfectly safe and edible food goes into our landfills every day. In

Statement on the Passing of Senator Richard Lugar

The following statement may be attributed to John Elliott, President/CEO of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. “We join our fellow Hoosiers, the nation, and the world in mourning the passing of Senator Richard Lugar, a tireless champion of the hungry and marginalized throughout the world. Senator Lugar’s dedication to nutrition programs and his visionary realization

Helping Bridge the Gap

It’s spring – finally! The birds are singing, gardens are waking from a long winter’s nap and schoolchildren are counting down the days to summer break. While this is a joyful time for many, for others, summer can bring uncertainty and anxiety. During school breaks, additional stress is often placed on families already struggling to

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