The state’s largest hunger-relief organization has in recent years dramatically increased the amount of produce, dairy products, lean meats and other perishables it provides.
High-profile coalition is taking aim at food insecurity
A group of prominent corporate, not-for-profit and government organizations is launching perhaps the most ambitious food-relief and sustainability program here in years.Read More
Challenge of helping hungry families has snowballed during pandemic, panelists say
The complexity of addressing food insecurity in central Indiana has grown since March, according to experts at IBJ’s “Hunger & Health” event on Friday.Read More
Cummins isn’t alone in its neighborhood approach. Multiple Indianapolis companies are choosing to focus their philanthropy on a particular neighborhood as a way to make a greater impact.
Panelists at the Hunger and Health event on Thursday said food insecurity is fueled by a wide range of issues, from the high cost of housing to a lack of awareness among Hoosiers that they could qualify for federal nutrition-assistance programs.
The clinic, at 3737 Waldemere Ave., will offer treatments for minor injuries and illnesses that do not require a visit to the emergency room.
Kroger Co. executive John Elliott has been approved to succeed Cindy Hubert by Gleaners' board of directors.
Hunger-fighting charities hope to tap volunteers and resources for special projects through a new entity, the Indy Hunger Network.
The Indianapolis Parks Foundation plans to use a $150,000 grant from Indiana University Health to start an organic farm on the east side of the city benefiting Gleaners Food Bank.
Gleaners Food Bank plans to buy a refrigerated truck to supply more fresh produce, dairy and meat to central Indiana pantries, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Kraft Foods.
Brightpoint employees fanned out across Marion and Hendricks counties the week of April 17, donating more than 400 hours to
seven organizations. Comcast was expecting 1,000 volunteers to help organizations across the state on April 24.
Gleaners Food Bank is set to announce Wednesday that it is relocating to the former Monarch Beverage Co. warehouse on the
southwest side of Indianapolis, and it hopes to raise $11.6 million for the move.
charities area trying to get their hands on more fresh produce. It’s not an easy task. Second-rate and leftover fruit and
vegetables abound, but the distribution network is fragmented.