Tag Archives: hunger

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

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 food through Summer Meals for Kids and Summer BackSacks, as well as

Asking for Help at 94: The New Face of Hunger

Robert Herrmann, 94, shops at the Rushville Mobile Pantry in May. Nearly 5 million older adults face hunger in the United States every day. If that number surprises you, you likely aren’t alone. On a recent visit to a Mobile Pantry in Rushville, several seniors waited in line on a warm, sunny day. This Mobile

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 was promised. “To be honest, I didn’t quite know what to do.

Help Stop Hunger | TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods

Help stop hunger with TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods and their partnership with Gleaners. ·     When: This Friday November 4th – Sunday November 6th ·     Where: All central and southern Indiana location T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores. Click here for a list of participating locations. ·     How: Donate $1, $5, or $10 at the register and 100% of those