Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
2 year commitment
Food banks and food pantries play a key role in meeting the nutritional needs of low-income children and families, who have less access to nutritious, affordable foods and are disproportionately impacted by obesity and diet-related disease. Our food bank partners make sure that times of sacrifice don’t also mean sacrificing good health.
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana will receive support from PHA to implement a comprehensive nutrition ranking system over the next two years. PHA will provide technical assistance to help Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana understand the nutritional quality of its inventory, enhancing food equity for the communities they serve.
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana was founded in 1980 by a group of concerned citizens who felt strongly that no one should go hungry. Since that time, we have distributed over half a billion pounds of food and critical grocery items through a committed network of 250+ food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, and community partners. In addition to food distribution to hunger relief agencies throughout our 21-county service area, Gleaners also operates Fresh Connect Central, one of 7 regional produce cooperatives for Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization.
Low-income people are at increased risk for both food insecurity and obesity