Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana reported seeing a 10 percent to 15 percent decrease in donations for the year compared to last year, and Second Helpings said it had only hit 50 percent of its goal for monthly donations, as of Monday.
Hired in 2008, John Aleshire faced huge debt, lagging volunteer participation and a tarnished reputation at the Humane Society of Indianapolis. He plans to retire next year with many of its challenges long past.
The organization started in 2012 in Indianapolis and launched in Louisville this year. To date, Brackets for Good has raised more than $1.3 million for charities through its March Madness-themed event.