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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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Food Demo with Anna

Would you like to try some lentil tacos? Gleaners Director of Community Collaborations, Mary Dubinin, Nutrition Manager, Sarah Huber, RDN, and Purdue University Dietetic Intern, Anna Kitchen, performed a food demonstration at City Market downtown Indianapolis in late August. The food demonstration provided… Read More

An Opportunity for Change

*Photo from Feeding America, not from story. "When we moved school districts, I took a big pay cut, but I did it to help my son have a better opportunity." At a recent distribution at Gleaners Community Cupboard, Dawn Wolf, Director of Hunger… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Story of Hope from Wine Women & Shoes

The 550 attendees of our 6th annual Wine Women & Shoes event in May had an opportunity to hear from Sydney Dressler, the site coordinator at the Barney Kroger School-Based Pantry at Daniel Webster Elementary School. Sydney shared a story about a family… Read More

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… Read More

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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