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Glick Philanthropies Awards More than $300,000 to Combat Food Insecurity on World Food Day

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Feeding Those in Need Supports 50 Local Organizations Working to End Hunger in Eight States

INDIANAPOLIS, October 16, 2017
– In observance of World Food Day, a global day of action for those who are food insecure, today the Gene B. Glick Company announced it has awarded more than $300,000 to 50 organizations across eight states that are working to end food insecurity through Glick Philanthropies, a family of charitable entities, funds and initiatives focused on building community and creating opportunity.

As the philanthropic partner of the Gene B. Glick Company, one of the largest privately-held real estate ownership, development and management firms in America, Glick Philanthropies invest in organizations that help residents and neighbors move up the economic ladder. The grants announced today and totaling $306,552 are part of the Feeding Those in Need program, a grant program that aims to increase access to healthy, nutritious food in the communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located. Since 2008, Glick Philanthropies have invested more than $3 million to organizations working to end food insecurity.

“Our company has a long and proud tradition of giving back to the communities where we operate through our corporate social responsibility efforts and association with Glick Philanthropies,” said David Barrett, president and CEO of the Gene B. Glick Company and Glick Philanthropies. “People form the heart of our communities, and we cannot build great communities when our neighbors go to bed hungry. This program helps provide meals for children, families and seniors who lack consistent access to high-quality, nutritious food, and reduces food insecurity as an obstacle to self-sufficiency.”

Forty-two million Americans –about one in eight– struggle with hunger, according to data from Feeding America. That includes 13 million children and more than 5 million seniors. Too often, individuals and families facing food insecurity in the United States must choose between their nutrition and basic needs such as utilities, medical care and transportation in order to make ends meet.

The 50 organizations selected for Feeding Those in Need grants were nominated by Gene B. Glick Company employees at various apartment communities across the U.S. Employees were asked to recommend the two local organizations and programs they believe make the biggest impact in addressing hunger and food security in the communities where they live and work.

The 50 organizations awarded Feeding Those in Need grants include a mix of food pantries, community centers, community gardens and more. A full list of grantees is below.

“I’m thrilled Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will receive support from the Glick Philanthropies through this program,” said Crystal Kennedy, Service Coordinator, Fairington Apartments Anderson, Gene B. Glick Company. “I’ve seen this organization’s tremendous impact firsthand in helping Central Indiana residents access healthy food and become more self-sufficient, including members of the apartment community where I work. I’m proud to work for a company that supports this important work and am encouraged that dozens of organizations in Glick communities across the country will also be able to advance their efforts through the Feeding Those in Need program.”

“Hunger and food insecurity affect people and children in every state, city and county in America, and Central Indiana is no different,” said Tim Kean, president and CEO, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana. “The generous support from Glick Philanthropies will help us address urgent hunger challenges in our community, while also allowing us to tackle the root causes of food insecurity by helping individuals find employment, improve their financial stability and more.”

The recipients of this year’s Feeding Those in Need awards include:


  • America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Savannah
  • Senior Citizens, Inc., Savannah


  • Johnson County Senior Services (JCSS), Franklin
  • Food Finders Food Bank, Inc., Lafayette
  • REAL Services, Inc., South Bend
  • Homebound Meals, Inc., Fort Wayne
  • Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County, Whiteland
  • Anchor House, Inc., Seymour
  • St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Indianapolis
  • Food Bank of Northern Indiana, South Bend
  • Lawrence Community Gardens, Inc., Indianapolis
  • Westside Ministries, Indianapolis
  • Servant’s Heart of Indy, Inc., Indianapolis
  • RSVP Volunteer Center, Washington
  • Eagle Creek Church of Christ – Joseph Plan Pantry, Indianapolis
  • Indy Hunger Network, Indianapolis
  • Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Inc., Gary
  • Greater Hammond, Hammond
  • Community Kitchen of Monroe County, Bloomington
  • North Liberty Christian Church Food Pantry, Indianapolis
  • Dekalb Community Impact Corporation, Auburn
  • Mt. Carmel Church Oasis Food Co-Op, Indianapolis
  • Helping His Hands Disaster Response, Vincennes
  • Mid-Land Meals , Lafayette
  • Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service – Daviess County, West Lafayette
  • Purdue Extension’s Nutrition Education Program, West Lafayette
  • Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek, Indianapolis
  • Jewish Family Services Indianapolis, Indianapolis
  • Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc., Fort Wayne
  • Bluffton Church of God – Food Pantry, Bluffton
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, Muncie
  • The Salvation Army/Lake County, Munster
  • Federated Church, West Lafayette
  • St. Vincent DePaul Society of Fort Wayne – Cathedral Conference, Fort Wayne
  • SWIRCA & More, Evansville
  • Poneto Food Pantry – Poneto United Methodist Church, Poneto
  • Felege Hiywot Center, Indianapolis
  • Society of St Vincent DePaul Archdiocesan Council of Indianapolis, Inc., Indianapolis
  • Chickadee Gardens, Indianapolis


  • Feeding America – Kentucky’s Heartland, Elizabethtown
  • Dare to Care Food Bank, Louisville


  • Beacon of Hope Family Care Center, St. Johns
  • AgeWell Services of West Michigan, Norton Shores
  • Meals on Wheels Western Michigan, Grand Rapids


  • Mid-East Area Agency on Aging, Manchester
  • Inter Parish Ministry, Cincinnati
  • Healthy Chesapeake, Chesapeake
  • Local Office on Aging, Roanoke
  • Community Storehouse, Ridgeway
  • Racine County Food Bank, Racine




The Feeding Those in Need grants are administered by the Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), one of the organizations that is part of Glick Philanthropies. In 2016, the Feeding Those in Need initiative awarded more than $250,000 to 38 organizations in five states.