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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 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

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… 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

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

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Join in the Fun for National Nutrition Month®!

Written by: Gleaners' Nutrition Manager, Sarah Huber, RDN Every year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics declares March as National Nutrition Month® to spread the word about the importance and benefits of a healthy eating style.  Join in the fun of celebrating nutrition… 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

Nutrition for the Fall Season

Fall is in the air. For many Hoosiers, this brings anticipation for cool nights, cozy sweaters, crunching leaves, steaming apple cider, and the smell of pumpkin spice wafting through the kitchen. All of these seasonal favorites can bring joyful memories to friends and… Read More

An Update From Our RDN

In December 2017, we hired Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Sarah Huber to be our first-ever Nutrition Manager. Her work in the short term has been so meaningful that I asked her to share highlights in bullet point form so I could share them with you. The intersection… Read More

Healthy Aging

September is Hunger Action Month, and Gleaners is buzzing with lots of activities, events, and fundraising to further our mission in the fight against hunger. September is also Healthy Aging Month, which aligns well with the special programs we offer to help improve food security for our clients ages 55 and… 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

Spotlight on Nutrition: Heading Back to School

With summer coming to a close and a new school year just around the corner, Gleaners is ready to continue leading the fight against hunger for some of our youngest neighbors in need. The Youth Programs team has been hard at work distributing… 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

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

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Gleaners' Nutrition Manager, Sarah Huber (left) and Indy Hunger Network's Share Our Strength Cooking Matters Coordinator, Megan Songer (right) prep for the next class of Share Our Strength Cooking Matters students. Tamara was a graduate of our last Cooking Matters class, in partnership… 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

Produce Patch 2017 Numbers

  Gleaners began what we call our Premium Produce Patch (Triple P for short) program in 2017 in an effort to provide fresh produce to our partner agencies and local food pantries. Many of our partner agencies are unable to utilize a full… Read More

An Innovation In Produce Technology

The two major goals of sourcing produce as a co-op are to increase variety and drive down produce costs. One major way our co-op can reduce the cost of produce is by sourcing produce that is packed in bulk bins instead of produce… 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

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

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