Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

Hunger and Health

This blog is comprised of submissions from individuals and organizations engaged in addressing food insecurity while promoting health and stories of those who have been impacted by the intersection of hunger and health. 


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ST. VINCENT HEALTH OPENS CLINIC WITH GLEANERS

Today, as part of our ongoing effort to address the connected issues of hunger and health, Gleaners and St. Vincent officially opened a healthcare clinic located inside the Cynthia H. Hubert Community Cupboard. This walk-in clinic is designed to serve clients who visit… Read More

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MORRIS: LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and Indianapolis Business Journal recently partnered to convene some bright minds and dedicated community leaders to discuss the urgency of hunger and related health issues in our region and—more broadly—the entire state. The people in attendance left the room with a greater understanding of how daunting and complex these problems are. And I hope everyone left with a much greater commitment... Read More

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HUNGER & HEALTH

Research from Dr. Halverson and the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. Click here to view the startling facts occuring right here in Marion County. 

IBJ HUNGER & HEALTH - TRANSCRIPT 

This morning will cover a lot of content, but attempt to focus on three overarching questions, as well as perhaps to begin to decide where we go from here as community leaders who control the resources to resolve daunting interconnected challenges...Read More

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RISE IN POVERTY IN INDY NEARLY OUTPACES GROWTH IN POPULATION OVER 15 YEARS

Troy Riggs saw Indianapolis residents’ struggles with poverty up close when he served as Indianapolis’ public safety director and police chief... Read More

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FOOD INSECURITY, HUNGER VEX LARGE SWATH OF INDIANAPOLIS RESIDENTS

Food insecurity and hunger are taking a toll on residents of Indianapolis and having a negative effect on health, education and the economy... Read More

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PICKING PRODUCE [A CARE MOBILE STORY]

One lady pulled me aside to tell me how great the produce looked that day. She walked to the site from her home just a few blocks away, but it was still a long trip for her. She had breast cancer and couldn’t… Read More

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THANKFUL FOR HEALTHY FOOD

"I’m very low income, its tight for me. [The pantry] supplements the little food stamps I can get and I’m very thankful for that and I’m awful glad for healthy nutritional items and vegetable items because I’m diabetic. I come to one regular… Read More

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COOKING MATTERS GRADUATION

A collaboration between Indy Hunger Network and Gleaners hosted a Cooking Matters for adults course once a week from July 11th- August 15th. In Cooking Matters for Adults, students: Prepared delicious, new recipes in a fun setting. Learned how to get their families excited… Read More

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GLEANERS AND IMPD TEST EXPANSION OF CARE PROGRAM WITH CARE BAGS PILOT

When the Community Action Relief Effort (CARE) Mobile Pantry Program began in 2015, the goal was simple: to serve neighbors at greatest risk of experiencing poverty, hunger, crime, illness, and isolation – by bringing what they need most right to their own neighborhood.… Read More

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RETIRING HUNGRY

The month of May was Older American’s Month. Throughout the month of May and every month Gleaners is thinking about senior citizens and how we can best serve their needs! A unique pilot program grew out of a Feeding America Health grant and… Read More