RED NOSE DAY AND FEEDING AMERICA HELP SUPPORT HOOSIER CHILDREN

Thanks to a generous grant of $10,000 provided by the Red Nose Day Fund and Feeding America, Hoosier children in central and southeast Indiana will be provided with food through Gleaners Youth Programs: BackSacks, Summer Meals for Kids, and School-Based Pantries. The grant will… Read More

The Gift of Food, Still Magic

"I really thought it was magic." As I was putting BackSacks in some of our lockers last week, a young lady came out of her classroom and was walking to the bathroom down the hall. She is in the Nutrition Club and walked… 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

Nancy's Family: Sharing A Story

*Family 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… 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 RECEIVES MORGAN STANLEY GRANT TO EXPAND PROGRAM DELIVERING NUTRITIOUS MEALS TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana today announced a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund its School-Based Pantry Program. Employees from Morgan Stanley’s Indianapolis branch volunteered at Gleaners as part of Morgan Stanley’s “Feeding Kids Around the Clock” initiative, 24-hours of… Read More

Monrovia Pantry Brings Joy To Local Families

It has been a little over a year since the Bulldog Blessings Pantry opened at Monrovia High School, thanks to a generous Impact Grant from the Community Foundation of Morgan County and the support of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and Feeding America. Those who have helped make this pantry… 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

Red Nose Day and Feeding America Help Fund BackSacks Program in Fayette County

Self portrait of a student attending Nutrition Club. Her shirt reads "Education, eat right, exercise." Thanks to a generous grant of $10,000 provided by the Red Nose Day Fund and Feeding America, children will be provided with weekend food during the school year through… 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

Filling Empty Cabinets

*Display of a Gleaners School-Based Pantry, may not be actual representation from story.* "As I spread the word throughout the staff about our food pantry, numerous teachers approached me because they've found out that a student has no food in their cabinets at… Read More

Just Like Christmas

*Photo from Gleaners Youth Programs. May not be actual representation of story.* As the site coordinator began her distributions of the bags - one child was so excited when he was given food to take home. Frequently all his family has to eat… 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

New School Pantry Opens in Monrovia

Thanks to a generous Impact Grant from the Community Foundation of Morgan County and the support of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and Feeding America, a new school based pantry is now serving residents in Monrovia. The Monrovia pantry is a wonderful example of… Read More

Giving Tuesday Donors Volunteer to Assemble BackSacks

On November 29th, 2016, Gleaners participated in Giving Tuesday and invited those in our 21 county service area to take the BackSack Challenge in a goal to provide 10,000 BackSacks to hungry Hoosier kids. Thanks to a generous match from our friends Sandor… Read More

Gleaners Holiday Party

We had a surprise visit from carolers at our employee holiday party last Friday! Thanks to the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired for joining us for an afternoon filled with fun and singing. The Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired… Read More

Red Nose Day Fund and Feeding America Help Sponsor BackSack Children

Thanks to a generous grant of $10,000 provided by the Red Nose Day Fund and Feeding America, children on the BackSacks program will be provided with weekend food during the school year. The students sponsored by this grant attend four different schools in Jennings… Read More

Ava's Visit To Gleaners

4 year old Ava was inspired by our commercials and by Giving Tuesday to donate her $20 birthday money to Gleaners to help feed hungry kids. She wanted to bring her donation in person, so we offered to have her come in and take… Read More

Gleaners Hosts First School Based Pantry Conference

The Youth Programs Team at Gleaners Food Bank hosted our first School-Based Pantry Conference on Monday, November 14th from 8-11:30am. The conference was a great opportunity to learn best practices, tour Gleaners facilities, and hear from guest speakers. This conference allowed for new connections and time to discuss all… 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

Gleaners, Feeding America and ConAgra Foods Team Up To Fight Summer Hunger

One out of six children in Indiana faces hunger. While schools do a good job of offering lunches – and often breakfast – during the school year, summer can be an increasingly food insecure time for children. This is why Feeding America®, the… Read More

Indiana Sees Increase in Food Insecurity

According to a new study released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, while the national rate of food insecurity is down, Indiana has seen an increase in households reporting low or very low food security. The study found 14.8% of Hoosier households… Read More

#MondayMotivation: Helping Your Neighbor

Our 2nd Annual RTV6 Hope-A-Thon was an amazing day. The stories shared and the gifts given were spectacular. Over $10,000 was donated to help fight hunger! Two 10-year-old boys, who started the day as strangers, had their paths cross during the Hope-A-Thon and… Read More

Introducing… Afterschool Meals

Gleaners recently launched our NEW Afterschool Meals Program. Through a partnership with Second Helpings, the program provides students and their families dinner in a safe, familiar environment. Each site operates in conjunction with an already existing afterschool program that offers both enrichment and… Read More

How Community Comes Together Around Food

“Danielle is raising three nieces, has a young child of her own and is taking care of her 83 year old grandmother. Her husband works late and there’s just no way that she can make it into town to get food.” Clara has… Read More

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