Two Nonprofits Come Together to Feed Hungry Students
Johnson County Community Foundation is working together with the central Indiana food bank to make sure Greenwood students are not going hungry. Some kids come to school Mondays, after not eating all weekend, looking for something to eat – anything. As teachers and other students look on they want to ensure that they are treated with kindness, as well as given food to eat on non-school days.
It has been about seven years now, that Gleaners food bank in Indianapolis has been supporting around 300 area students from Greenwood schools. According to the Gleaners website, they were founded in a three-and-a-half car garage in 1980. They have grown immensely since then by getting others to join in on the fight for hunger. Their mission statement is To lead the fight against hunger.
Every year, Gleaners reaches thousands of people who need assistance. Including the working poor, the unemployed, single parents and the elderly. Their nonprofit organization consists of families, friends and neighbors throughout Indiana. As a 501 nonprofit they work towards securing, storing and redistributing donated food to 350 Hunger Relief Agencies, and Greenwood public schools are one of them.
The Johnson County Community Foundation‘s mission is “To enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Johnson County, now and for generations to come, by building community endowment, and providing leadership on key community issues.” Since, these two astonishing organizations are working together to feed the hungry students, it’s only going to improve this already close knit Indiana city.