The Gift of Produce

As part of National Diabetes Month, we recognize the important role access to fresh produce plays in managing diabetes and maintaining a healthy diet. We spoke with Bryant at a CARE Mobile Pantry distribution on his favorite part of coming to the mobile.… Read More

Volunteers Share Experience In Cooking Skills, Nutrition

Our team caught up with three volunteers from this session of the Share Our Strength Cooking Matters program in partnership with Indy Hunger Network. This is a six week hands on cooking class for families in our community which helps them shop for… Read More

Students Learn to be Nutrition Explorers

During summer months when school is out, additional stress is often placed on families already struggling to meet day to day needs. Suddenly, children home from school need breakfast and lunch – not just dinner. For the most desperate among us, this can… Read More

Gleaners and Mayor Joe Hogsett to Kick Off CARE Mobile Pantry Summer Program

CARE Mobile Pantries saw a 60% increase in individuals served in 2017. An anticipated 60-70,000 people will be served at 71 distributions this summer. 172,000 Marion County residents are hungry. Nearly 50,000 Marion County children are hungry. In the past three years, more… Read More

A Story from the CHH Community Cupboard

I had a young man come to Cynthia H. Hubert Community Cupboard for the first time last Thursday. He was nervous and wanted to make sure he did everything right. He said he and his life partner have one child at home and… Read More

Gleaners Anticipates 4th Summer for CARE Mobile Pantries

Summer will soon be here, which means Gleaners is busy planning for one of our most challenging service times of the year. During summer months when school is out, additional stress is often placed on families already struggling to meet day-to-day needs. Suddenly,… Read More

Turkey Tacos: A Cooking Matters Recipe

Want to try this recipe at home from Share Our Strength Cooking Matters program in partnership with Indy Hunger Network? This family friendly Turkey Tacos recipe was a hit with our class! Try it! Ingredients: 1 med carrot or small sweet potato or… Read More

Share Our Strength Cooking Matters: Changing Diets and Improving Lives

On a recent February evening, a group of families gathered at the Cynthia H. Hubert Community Cupboard at Gleaners. They weren’t shopping for groceries. They were talking and laughing and cooking a meal together. Indy Hunger Network launched the Share Our Strength Cooking… Read More

"Eat Good, Do Good"

Jaggers Will Donate $1 to Gleaners Food Bank with Every Double Cheeseburger Meal! Indianapolis, IN. (January 2, 2018) – For the third year, throughout February, Jaggers is encouraging guests to “Eat Good, Do Good” by partnering with Gleaners Food Bank. For every double… Read More

There’s no single solution to hunger; we need a community strategy

Hunger and Health: Time for Creative Intervention Gleaners and the Indianapolis Business Journal convened a gathering of community, health care and education leaders in October to discuss the interconnected issues of hunger, poverty and health. Nearly 300 people attended this inaugural discussion. Following… Read More

Thanksgiving Spaghetti

On any given day at the Cynthia H. Hubert Community Cupboard, families come asking not for a hand out, but for a hand up. Recently, a young boy was overheard asking his mother if they could get more spaghetti. “It’s his favorite,” she… Read More

St. Vincent Health Opens Clinic with Gleaners

Today, as part of our ongoing effort to address the connected issues of hunger and health, Gleaners and St. Vincent officially opened a healthcare clinic located inside the Cynthia H. Hubert Community Cupboard. This walk-in clinic is designed to serve clients who visit… Read More

Impact of CARE Mobile Pantries Grew in 2017

In early 2015 when Gleaners representatives met with the Indianapolis Public Safety Agencies and Chief Troy Riggs, the thought of directly impacting disadvantaged neighborhoods was an idea that everyone could get behind. How to do it in a meaningful and efficient way was… Read More

Cooking Matters Graduation

The Share Our Strength Cooking Matters program for adults course in partnership with Indy Hunger Network, took place once a week from July 11th - August 15th. In Cooking Matters for Adults, students: Prepared delicious, new recipes in a fun setting. Learned how… Read More

Summer Site Highlight

School may be back in session, but we wanted to take some time to highlight one of our amazing summer sites. This summer camp is actually hosted at the community center within an apartment complex of a local YMCA. The kids come and… Read More

Picking Produce [A CARE Mobile Story]

One lady pulled me aside to tell me how great the produce looked that day. She walked to the site from her home just a few blocks away, but it was still a long trip for her. She had breast cancer and couldn’t… Read More

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana CARE Mobile Pantry Wednesday Distribution Relocating Due to High Volume

The Wednesday distribution previously held at Eastside Community Baptist Church will now be held at Save A Lot, 3739 E. Washington Street effective Wednesday, July 5th. Hours remain 4 to 6 pm. Volumes at all 6 CARE Mobile distributions are far higher than… Read More

CARE Program Update

The Summer CARE Mobile Pantries kicked off on June 5. Gleaners, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, and our generous sponsors plan to feed more than 60,000 people at 70 distributions in Indy. The CARE Bags program – which provides officers sacks of nutritious… Read More

Delivering more fresh foods to hungry Hoosiers, thanks to you!

Going hungry is hard no matter the season. Throughout the summer, when school lunches aren’t available, struggling parents have an even tougher time getting kids the healthy foods they need to thrive. But generosity like yours is changing all that. Gleaners is launching… Read More

Krystle M.

Emma playing in Rachel’s Corner, the children’s play area at Gleaners. This is only my second time coming to Gleaners. I’ve been working at a temporary agency, but when that position was over, I got let go. It seems like too many people… Read More

School is Out

  I want to help feed hungry kids this summer. School is out. More than 100,000 children are hungry right here in central and southeastern Indiana. We need your help. As we enter the summer season - often the most critical season for… Read More

Don

Don is a proud Army veteran who visits the Community Cupboard. After serving our country in Vietnam, he thought the worst was behind him. Then came a crippling back injury at work. “I had to find a way to feed my family,” said… Read More

Gleaners and IMPD Test Expansion of CARE Program with CARE Bags Pilot

When the Community Action Relief Effort (CARE) Mobile Pantry Program began in 2015, the goal was simple: to serve neighbors at greatest risk of experiencing poverty, hunger, crime, illness, and isolation – by bringing what they need most right to their own neighborhood.… Read More

Lilly Endowment Inc. Grants $10 Million to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

Lilly Endowment Inc. Grants $10 Million to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Largest single gift in Gleaners history strengthens the long-term sustainability of the regional food bank by establishing a $9.5 million endowment Invests in software and personnel in support of operations, fund-raising… Read More

Feeding the hungry: A daily challenge that shapes our future

Last week, the U.S. Census released its latest demographic and economic data for local communities; unfortunately, it includes another grim set of poverty statistics for Indianapolis.  While many of us are planning holiday get-togethers and gift exchanges, a growing number of our neighbors… Read More

Shop at Kroger and Support Gleaners Through Community Rewards

Help Support Gleaners with Kroger Community Rewards! Did you know you can support Gleaners every time you shop at Kroger? It's easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards®! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card, and select Gleaners as the organization… Read More

Giving Tuesday | Tuesday, November 29

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, comes Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday provides a great way to get involved and give back to your local community. Mark your calendars now for this Giving Tuesday, November 29th. Join Gleaners and take the #BackSackChallenge. We need your… Read More

Providing Food & Light at Community Cupboard

In July, Indianapolis Power & Light Company's (IPL) Energy Efficiency Team teamed up with Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana to distribute high-efficiency, light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs to families who utilized Gleaners' Community Cupboard. In just one day, IPL and Gleaners passed out… Read More

1st Annual Steps to End Hunger

Indiana Spine Group (ISG) is joining forces with Gleaners Food Bank to raise awareness of childhood hunger and help feed hungry Hoosiers. ISG is hosting Steps to End Hunger 5K on Saturday evening June 25 at ISG in Carmel. The Steps to End… Read More

Gleaners Food Bank Unveils Expanded Community Cupboard Food Pantry

INDIANAPOLIS – Gleaners Food Bank is excited to announce the expansion and opening of Community Cupboard, an on-site food pantry. We invite you to join Gleaners for a ribbon cutting and open house at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2nd to learn more… Read More

CARE Mobile Pantry: A Partnership in the Fight Against Hunger

June 15 was the kickoff date for the brand new Community Action Relief Effort, or CARE, Mobile Pantry Program. It was a warm day, but it was a great day thanks to the help of the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety and volunteers… Read More

Fighting Hunger through C.A.R.E.

Department of Public Safety and Gleaners Team Up to Fight Hunger in Focus Areas Indianapolis — The Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana today announced a partnership to address hunger this summer in the six DPS focus areas.… Read More

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