IBJ Podcast: The ambitious plan to end hunger in central Indiana

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Dozens of organizations and governmental agencies across central Indiana are trying to address hunger and food insecurity.

Schools provide meals to students. The federal government sends food assistance to low-income Hoosiers. Not-for-profits as big as Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and as small as church food pantries are trying to make sure families have enough to eat.

Enter a new effort—Food Secure Indy.

But this group won’t distribute food or build grocery stores or dig community gardens. Instead, the coalition of Indy companies, government leaders and not-for-profit groups will work to coordinate existing services. And by doing so, it hopes to The goal is to provide an additional 740,000 meals a month in Marion County on a regular basis by 2023.

Podcast host Mason King talks with Margie Craft, a senior adviser at Elanco (the lead company in the coalition) and the project lead for Food Secure Indy about the effort and what it will take to be successful.

To learn more, read reporter John Russell’s story about Food Secure Indy and the hunger problem in Indianapolis.

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