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Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food Banks & Pantries

Mission: Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana's mission is to end hunger by engaging individuals and communities to provide food for people in need.

Results: Gleaners serves 21 central and southeastern counties in Indiana with an impact on over 267,000 individuals facing hunger of which 83,000 + are children 18 yrs and younger.

Target demographics: Hunger Relief Charities like pantries, soup kitchens, emergency food agencies and other non profits serving the ill, needy and hungry.

Geographic areas served: Counties served: Bartholomew, Boone, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, Putnam, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Union, Wayne, Daviess (CSFP Only), Knox (CSFP Only) & Vermillion (CSFP Only)

Programs: BackSacks Weekend Food For Kids Kids Cafe Commodity Supplemental Food Program for Seniors Food For Families

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've only been to the Pantry (Community Cupboard) side of the Gleaners Facility. At this time I have been one one occasion, though I may visit again if the need arises. The line to get in was quite lengthy out side the doors, zig zagging between the parking lot and the sidewalk when I last visited. The time I got into line, until I physically went thru the doors and entered the facility was approximately two and a half hours. While in line other "clients" mentioned that this line was longer than usual. The staff was courteous, and a staff member circulated thru the line checking that the clients had required ID/mail and signed the clients in on clipboards to try and expedite. Another staff member also circulated thru the line distributing Ice Cold bottled water; which was refreshing in the heat.
Once thru the doors and in the "client distribution/service area" the Community Cupboard Pantry was very clean, neatly and adequately stocked and staffed. The staff was very courteous and helpful. There were several stations/tables that you circulated thru in the inner line to receive the supplies/commodities that they were distributing. I received various canned items, some dry foods including bags beans and bags of rice. They also provided me with some dairy items and refrigerated meat/protein items, as well as some breads/bakery items. They also provided a couple of deli-style sandwiches that were apparently donated by major retailers that were close to the printed "best-by dates" and were still quite fresh and tasty and to me was quite the "treat". It took me between 10-15 minutes inside going from "station" to station receiving the foods that they were distributing. Over all I felt quite blessed to receive a variety of good high quality food supplies in a neat, clean, modern and well maintained facility, staffed by courteous, caring individuals in my time of need. Thank you "Community Cupboard" and thank You, Gleaners.



Rating: 5

Gleaners provides food and grocery products to over 400 charities in 20 counties and does distribution for the State of Indiana/USDA's TEFAP and CSFP programs. Low overhead and good logistics make this a way for charities to feed more hungry people. Handling fees to charities are never higher than 14 cents per pound for donated food. Average last year was 4 cents on nearly 16 million pounds of products.