Did you know that there are over 50 School-Based Pantries in 20 counties we serve? Pantries like the one at Western Boone are successful, thanks in part to great community support. Hear from site coordinator, Julie, on how this pantry has made a difference in their community. “The food pantry has become a vital part
What are nudges? A nudge is a subtle environmental change used to influence consumer decisions. Imagine your experience through a supermarket or department store. There are dozens of “nudges” around the store that lead you to buy a product you might have otherwise walked past if you didn’t get “nudged” into that decision. As you
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
As part of National Diabetes Month, we recognize the important role access to fresh produce plays in managing diabetes and maintaining a healthy diet. We spoke with Bryant at a CARE Mobile Pantry distribution on his favorite part of coming to the mobile. Since he is diabetic, he is always very excited for the fresh
*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.