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Local Business Shares Summer Intern with Gleaners

Visitors to our CARE Mobile Pantry distributions this summer have seen a new face with Gleaners. Emanual is spending each Wednesday with Gleaners as an intern for our CARE and SNAP Outreach programs. Emanual is a pre-law student at Carleton College. He secured a summer internship with S.K. Huffer and Associates, the law firm of

Spotlight on Senior Hunger

In Gleaners’ 21-county service area, more than 50,000 senior citizens are faced with food insecurity. Living on fixed incomes with increasing medical expenses, prescription costs and the high cost of assisted-living and long-term care, seniors are among the most vulnerable we serve. According to Feeding America, the rate of hunger among those age 60+ has

Sharing A Meal Together

At a recent Senior Mobile Pantry distribution in Greencastle, I had the opportunity to assist with bagging and distributing fresh produce to nearly 150 families. That day’s distribution included amazing fresh peaches…and turnips. Guess which item I was charged with bagging and distributing? That’s right – the turnips! Admittedly, I’m not a turnip fan. In

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