CARE Mobile Pantry Coverage – A Partnership in the Fight Against Hunger


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by Willie Matis

June 15 was the kickoff date for the brand new Community Action Relief Effort, or CARE, Mobile Pantry Program.

It was a warm day, but it was a great day thanks to the help of the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety and volunteers from the Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church.

We can’t thank our partners enough but would like to share the coverage from yesterday’s newscasts to show the impact made.

RTV6 – New mobile food pantry visits focus areas in Indianapolis

WISH-TV 8 – Gleaners, DPS partner to fight hunger

WTHR13 – Police use mobile food pantry to combat crime

IndyStar – Mobile pantries to deliver food to communities in need


Overall we served 229 households, impacting 818 individuals. 118 were children 0 to 5 years old, 275 were children 6 to 17, 360 were adults 18 to 64, and 65 adults were 65 or over. We also recorded that there were 27 veterans living in these households.
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Learn more and help support the CARE Mobile Pantry Program today!

#MondayMotivation: Helping Your Neighbor


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by Harvey Bananas

Our 2nd Annual RTV6 Hope-A-Thon was an amazing day. The stories shared and the gifts given were spectacular. Over $10,000 was donated to help fight hunger!

You can view highlights of the day here, but I’d like to share with you the most touching part.

Ray'Sean-and-MasonTwo 10-year-old boys, who started the day as strangers, had their paths cross during the Hope-A-Thon and Indians game. They are from different parts of town and have two different stories, but are connected in a special way.

Ray’Sean (on the left) benefits from the BackSacks Program each Friday during the school year. A program that costs $5 each week to provide one BackSack to one student.

Mason (on the right) designs t-shirts, asks friends, family, and community members to purchase them, and donates all proceeds to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. In total, Mason has raised more than $1,500 in the past year to fight childhood hunger.

Both boys have the same goal… to end child hunger.

Two separate paths connected by one goal. Each time you support Gleaners monetarily, with the gift of time, or with a share of a story… you share a connection with someone who benefits by receiving food assistance.

Thank you for all you do. Will you share this story?

#MondayMotivation: Craft Beer for a Cause


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by Harvey Bananas

Gleaners Awareness Night IndiansPlay ball!!

On Thursday, June 11, your Indianapolis Indians take on the Gwinnett Braves (the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves), but the Indians are also taking on a different opponent.

Your favorite baseball team is taking on the fight against hunger!!

Every ticket sold using the promo code – GLEANERS – will result in a $5 donation to help feed hungry Hoosiers.


For each ticket bought using the GLEANERS promo code, 15 meals will be provided for those in need in central and southeast Indiana.

For those 21 and older, while your enjoying the game, you can also help fight hunger by enjoying a fresh pint of Sun King! For each Sun King pint sold, $1 will be donated to Gleaners.

It’s a win-win-win, a great game-great beer-great cause. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! And we will see you next Thursday.

#MondayMotivation: What it looks like when over 133,000 pounds of food is donated in 1 day.


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by Harvey Bananas

WOW!! What a day. My head is still spinning thinking about how many awesome people live right here next to me. The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive continues to be a great success and Saturday, May 9 was no different.

This year… over 133,000 pounds of food was donated. Check out how busy it was in our warehouse.

We can’t thank you enough. Because of you, many Hoosiers will have food on their table and hope in their future.


Fighting Hunger Together


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What happens when competing businesses are asked to come together to raise money for a worthy cause?  In the case of Moyer Fine Jewelers and Windsor Jewelry, they immediately said, “Yes!”

Greg Bires, owner of Windsor Jewelry, and Dan Moyer, owner of Moyer Fine Jewelers, are local businessmen known not just for their stylish jewelry—but also for their widespread support of charities.  They donate beautiful items, jump at the chance to help raise funds for all sorts of causes and can usually be seen right in the middle of the event’s action!


When asked about his partnership with Gleaners, Greg said, “Windsor Jewelry is again proud to support Gleaners because we know the dollars we help them raise go right back into the very communities that need it most. Although we support many different charities throughout the year, Gleaners and their efforts to stamp out hunger hold a special place in our hearts.” Dan agreed, adding, “We love to help charities that help to better the lives of children.”

Both jewelers will have a large presence at Wine Women & Shoes on May 15 at the Lucas Oil Estate. Guests will be able to support Gleaners through Dan and Greg’s contributions of jewelry, gift cards, and expert help shopping at their booths.

Every dollar raised goes toward Gleaners’ BackSacks: Weekend Food for Kids program.
Thanks, Dan and Greg! Because of you, young children won’t face a hunger gap during the weekend!