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The mission of Gleaners Food Bank is to lead the fight against hunger.
BRIEF HISTORY OF GLEANERS
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, was founded in a 3-1/2 car garage in 1980 by a group of people concerned about the growing problem of hunger in Indianapolis. Early in 1981, Gleaners received a grant from the Lilly Endowment to network with Indiana communities that wanted to develop food banks. Today, Feeding America, the Nation’s Food Bank, food banks operate to provide food to charities that feed the hungry. Since 1980, Gleaners has distributed more than 320 million pounds of food and critical grocery products to over 350 Hunger Relief Agencies that serve the people in need of emergency food assistance in 21 Indiana counties.