Gleaners Volunteering: February 6th 9:00-11:00am

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“Our mission: Lead the fight against hunger.
Our Vision: Food for every table. Hope for every future.

The simple fact is this: 1 in 8 people in central and southeast Indiana struggles with hunger and food insecurity. That means 1 in 8 Hoosiers worry about where their next meal will come from. To make matters worse, many of those people who need help are those who fall into a gap where they struggle to put food on their table and yet their incomes are too high to qualify for any federal hunger-relief programs, such as food stamps or free school meals for children.

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana was founded in 1980 by concerned citizens who had a simple yet profound vision: no one in Indiana should suffer from hunger and malnutrition.  Gleaners’ mission is to lead the fight against hunger in central and southeast Indiana by collecting, storing, and distributing food to those in need. Gleaners distributes food to hungry Hoosiers through a network of over 250 partner agencies including: emergency food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.”

from Gleaner’s: Fight to End Hunger

 

We are volunteering once again with this amazing organization this Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00am. Take a few hours out of your weekend to give back to the community with us.

Who: anyone over the age of 9, wearing CLOSE-TOED SHOES, not carrying food or drink in with them, and wearing layers to stay warm in case you are put to work in chillier areas

What: 2 hours of volunteering with a group that feeds the hungry in our area, we will be sorting food, organizing their warehouse, inventorying, or anything else that they ask of us to help them out at their food bank.

Where: Meet at 609 N. Delaware to carpool over at 8:15am (Coach Peter will be leading the charge) or meet at 3737 Waldemere Ave. at 8:45am

When: Saturday February 6th from 9:00am to 11:00am at Gleaners Food Bank

Why: why not?