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Organizers of the Crooked Creek Food Pantry estimated they would serve 200 families a month when the pantry opened in 2015. At last count, 1,200 families a month shop there, filling their carts with mostly healthy food options, at no cost. But at Crooked Creek, the food isn’t the only draw... Read More
Hunger and Health: Time for Creative Intervention Gleaners and the Indianapolis Business Journal convened a gathering of community, health care and education leaders in October to discuss the interconnected issues of hunger, poverty and health. Nearly 300 people attended this inaugural discussion. Following… Read More
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
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
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.
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
Troy Riggs saw Indianapolis residents’ struggles with poverty up close when he served as Indianapolis’ public safety director and police chief... Read More
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
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
"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
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
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
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