Be a Hunger Hero

The fight against hunger is constant. There are many people who fall upon hard times and simply need a bit of help to make it through, and it takes a community to do this. You can spark change. You can be the difference. Become a Hunger Hero today.

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Sponsor a Shopping Cart

Designed to give our hungry neighbors the feel of shopping in a grocery store, each shopping cart is an important part of the Community Cupboard. Shopping carts help families receive shelf stable grocery items, as well as healthy fruits and vegetables from our Produce Hope initiative.

Sponsor a shopping cart with the support of your family and friends. A customizable placard will be placed on the cart, acknowledging your gift to Gleaners and the community. Carts will be sponsored for the duration of one year. Download more info on Shopping Cart Opportunities here (including pricing and design) or contact Sarah Estell, Senior Director of Communication & Digital Strategy, at (317) 829-1765. *A limited number of carts are available.

Gifts of Stock

Giving a gift of publicly traded stock that has increased value may provide greater tax benefits than giving cash. Your charitable deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock, and you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value of the stock over the original purchase price. You also save by not incurring brokerage fees as you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock. Download the Gift of Stock form here or contact Gail Lowry, Chief Philanthropy Officer, at (317) 829-1771.

Employer Match

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Click here to see if your employer participates in a matching gift program.

Corporate Donations and Sponsorships

There are many ways for companies to become a partner in the fight against hunger. Employee giving programs and corporate matching gifts are a great way to make a difference. Or, if you would like to explore the benefits of sponsoring a Gleaners event, please contact Alexandra McMahon at 317-829-1772.

Tomorrow’s Harvest Legacy Giving

For more information about legacy giving, bequests, gift annuities and charitable trusts, or donating through real estate, please contact Gail Lowry, Chief Philanthropy Officer, at (317) 829-1771.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Usually when individuals take their required minimum distribution from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA), it counts as income for tax purposes. An IRA charitable rollover, also called a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), is an exception. Individuals age 70.5 and older can distribute up to $100,000 each year from their IRAs to their favorite 501(c)(3) charities without counting the distribution as income – this rollover or QCD is not taxable income to the donor. Please consult your accountant.

Donor Advised Funds

Support Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana in the fight against hunger when you designate a gift through your donor advised fund (DAF). When you make a gift to Gleaners through your donor advised fund, you make a difference in the lives of thousands of hungry Hoosiers in central and southeast Indiana. You can help alleviate hunger for our Hoosier neighbors and take one less worry off their plates for years to come.

For more information on how to establish a DAF, contact your financial advisor. If you have already established a DAF and would like to direct a contribution to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, please send it to:

Gail Lowry
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
3737 Waldemere Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46241

Interested in funding a DAF but don’t know where to start? Please contact Gail Lowry, Chief Philanthropy Officer, at (317) 829-1771.