Providing Hope for Chris’s Future


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by Willie Matis

Chris is your typical 11 year old boy except for one thing… 11 year olds are normally in 5th grade, or heading into 5th grade. Chris is still in the 3rd grade… not because of bad grades or bad behavior but because of circumstances outside of his control.

Meet Chris and learn how YOU have helped.

You can help Chris receive BackSacks for an entire month by donating $20 today. Will you help?

Agency Spotlight: Hancock County Food Pantry


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by Harvey Bananas and Captain Drumsticks

We are BACK! Back with another special edition of the #MondayMotivation. The fight against hunger takes a team effort, like we heard from Cindy last week.

That teamwork extends to all agency partners, the food pantries that are putting the food into the hand of those in need. Without these partners, Gleaners would simply be collecting a lot of food and storing it in our warehouse.

With that, we’d like to introduce you to one of the finest agency partners in our network, a Pantry Partner…

Hancock County Food Pantry

Have any questions about our agency partners and the network on how it works?

Any specific questions about the Hancock County Food Pantry?

Leave them in the comments section below, and we will get back to you.

#MondayMotivation: Have a Cup with Cindy


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by Harvey Bananas

Hello #TeamFightHunger! Hope you all had a great weekend. It’s now NOVEMBER! Boy how time flies.

With the new month comes new adventures. So check it out… our inaugural episode of “Have A Cup with Cindy” is fresh off the YouTube feed. Watch it below.

Cindy Hubert, President & CEO, takes some time to talk about the collaboration it takes to help fight hunger in our community.

Have A Cup With Cindy: Ep. 1 – Collaboration

Have any questions or comments for Cindy about collaboration? Leave them in the comments section below, and we can address them on next month’s edition of #HaveACup!


by Eddie Oliver

The turning leaves of fall mean a new fiscal year at Gleaners and preparation for a new legislative session in 2015. We are in the process of identifying our biggest priorities, but Gleaners expects that the following will be key areas of focus in 2015:

  • Expand and streamline out-of-school nutrition programs for children
  • Protect choice and access in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Protect the charitable tax deduction and food donation tax incentives

One thing we know for sure is that we will need your voice to help protect vital services and resources for hungry Hoosiers.

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If you’d like to be a Hunger Advocate for Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, we ask just one thing – your email address. Sign up for the Advocacy Update today! It comes once a month at the end of each month, and we would love for you to help fight hunger with us!

Okay… we have to ask one more thing of our Advocates. Will you take time today to invite at least one friend to join the fight against hunger and subscribe to our advocacy newsletter?

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Thank you in advance for your advocacy in the fight against hunger.

#MondayMotivation: Premier Promotion of your Peanut Butter Drive


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by Captain Drumstick

Happy Monday all! Harvey couldn’t make it in today… BUT! I’m here keeping the Monday Motivations rolling onward.

Trying to figure out this QWERTY style keyboard.

Trying to figure out this QWERTY style keyboard.

Going through emails of great Monday Motivation stories, and I came across this one from Raymond Park Intermediate Academy who participated in Shine.FM’s Spread the Love campaign by collecting over 1,000 jars of peanut butter for hungry neighbors.

Here is my favorite part. Look at how they promoted the food drives…

Share some words of encouragement and inspiration for the kids! We will be sure to forward them along to the school so that those students continue to be an inspiration to all of us who are in the fight against hunger!


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