Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana’s core mission of providing food relief has become a lot more complicated over the past few years, thanks to the pandemic, and the organization is looking to technology to help it navigate its “new normal.”
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
At a forum Monday morning, much of the conversation involved partnerships between localities, not-for-profits, and health systems and their efforts to offer resources and solutions.
Fred Glass, who worked as IU’s athletic director from 2009 to 2020 after a long career in law and politics, will become chief executive of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana on Sept. 30.
Gleaners Food Bank’s board is working to create a campus master plan and vet ideas for an entrepreneurial incubator next to the nonprofit’s warehouse at 3737 Waldemere Ave.
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.
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.