The mobile pantry in Greenfield Monday, 7/23, has been rescheduled to Monday, 7/30 from 10am – noon. 

Asking for Help at 94: The New Face of Hunger

Robert Herrmann, 94, shops at the Rushville Mobile Pantry in May. Nearly 5 million older adults face hunger in the United States every day. If that number surprises you, you likely aren’t alone. On a recent visit to a Mobile Pantry in Rushville,… Read More

Nancy's Story

*Photo from a Gleaners Mobile Pantry distribution, not from story. Nancy’s family recently moved to Indiana to help care for her sick mother. When they arrived, Nancy’s husband found out that the job he secured had less than half the hours he was… Read More

A Story from IMPD's Josh Barker

The CARE Summer Mobile Pantry program kicked off last Monday, at Mt. Zion Apostolic Church. This program runs from June 4 - August 25, and would not be possible without all of our wonderful partners from the Indianapolis Public Safety Agencies: IMPD, Indianapolis… Read More

Second Grade Students Making A Difference for CARE Mobile Pantries

"Late Friday afternoon, I received a call from a teacher at Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School. Their 2nd grade class had raised money at a bake sale and the teacher said it would mean a lot to the children if someone from Gleaners could come… 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

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

A Cool Evening at Garden City

Thursday, March 8th from 4 to 6pm was the first mobile pantry distribution at Garden City Elementary School. This school is the location of a brand new school-based pantry that will open for school year 2018-2019. Leading up to the school-based pantry opening… Read More

Fresh Ingredients

*Photo of another Gleaners Mobile Pantry distribution, not from story.  “It helps to have Amy and the children here with me.” When Amy’s grandmother first broke her arm, Amy was making trips back and forth about 3 days a week. She recently broke… Read More

Announcing our Line-up: Community Teammate

If you don't know already, the Brackets for Good Indiana tournament kicks off on Friday, March 2nd! This year we are proud to announce our Community Teammate, Salesforce! Salesforce is already a great teammate to Gleaners, including time spent at our distribution headquarters… Read More

Making Meals Together

On a cool, fall afternoon in Columbus, the mobile pantry had fresh blueberries. Along with these berries, families received pancake mix. A little boy turned to one of the volunteers and said, "You mean all we have to do is add water? That's… Read More

What Motivates Me?

11 year old Olivia wanted to host a bake sale to raise money for Gleaners to help people in her community of Decatur County who are helped by the "Gleaners truck". Hear her story below on what motivated her to raise $100. What… 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

Caterpillar Foundation Investment in Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana to Help Fight Hunger for More than 5,000 People in Johnson County

Indianapolis, IN, 10/9/17 – Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana announced a $18,782 grant from the Caterpillar Foundation to provide food to more than 5,000 people who face hunger in Johnson County.  A member of the Feeding America network, Gleaners is one of 30 food… 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

How Did I Raise the Money?

Olivia wanted to host a bake sale to raise money for Gleaners to help people in her community of Decatur County who are helped by the "Gleaners truck". Hear her story below on how she raised $100. How did I raise the money? "I… Read More

Reid Health Supports Fresh Produce

Max Browning, Grant Development Coordinator for Gleaners, said the Reid Health Community Benefit funds will support provision of fresh produce for 19 mobile pantries in Wayne County. “And also it will support the market style pantries,” Browning said. Joe Smith, Jefferson Township Trustee,… Read More

Nothing to Lose and Everything to Gain

*Story from a senior mobile pantry shopper.* [The mobile pantry] does a lot for us. For one my wife and I are on fixed incomes and don’t have a lot of money. I had to retire because of heart condition. Without this food… 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

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

Sarah S.

“You can’t hardly afford to buy food anymore.” Sarah S. is 87. She grew up in the little town of Glasgow, Kentucky, but she came to Indiana in 1955. She and her husband had eight children and raised them in Garden City, a… 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

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Receives $10,463 Investment from the Caterpillar Foundation to Help Feed Families and Children in Johnson County

1/13/17 - Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana announced a $10,463 grant from Caterpillar’s philanthropic organization, the Caterpillar Foundation, to provide food to individuals who face hunger in Johnson County. A member of the Feeding America network, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, is one… 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