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National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the nation team up to raise awareness about diabetes and the impact it has on over 30 million Americans. According to Feeding America’s latest Hunger in America report, 33% of food-insecure households have at least one member living with diabetes. This rate increases to 47%

I didn’t plan for this

“I didn’t plan for this, and I certainly wasn’t prepared for it.” *Photo from Feeding America not from story. “I made a phone call to someone who was interested in applying for SNAP and learned that I called at just the right time. The man who picked up began to tell me about the hardships

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 family members, but celebrating the season can also bring big savings to

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 of health and hunger is huge for our clients and you are

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 Development and our Giving Tuesday donors, Gleaners not only met but exceeded

Feeding the hungry: A daily challenge that shapes our future

Last week, the U.S. Census released its latest demographic and economic data for local communities; unfortunately, it includes another grim set of poverty statistics for Indianapolis.  While many of us are planning holiday get-togethers and gift exchanges, a growing number of our neighbors are living paycheck to paycheck – or even meal to meal. 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 of the wonderful things our School-Based Pantry program can offer. Our School-Based pantries are

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. Elects New Board Members at Annual Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2016 CONTACT: Sarah Estell | sestell@gleaners.org Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Elects New Board Members at Annual Meeting   INDIANAPOLIS – The Board of Directors of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana elected three new members at its annual meeting on November 1st. In addition, officers were elected for the 2017