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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