Glick Philanthropies announces latest Feeding Those in Need grants

 More than $300K awarded; Total investment now $4.2 million to fight food insecurity

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 16, 2018 – For the third year in a row, Glick Philanthropies has stepped up to fight food insecurity around the country with its Feeding Those in Need program. Glick Philanthropies announced more than $300,000 in grants today in observance of World Food Day, a global day of action around hunger. Glick Philanthropies, an Indianapolis-based family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity, awarded the grants to 51 organizations in nine states.

The Feeding Those in Need program helps to provide meals and self-sufficiency skills to children, families and seniors in communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located. The organizations awarded grants (listed in full below) include food pantries, community centers, community gardens and more.

“Hunger and food insecurity affect people in every community in America and Indiana is no different,” said Kate Howe, managing director of Indy Hunger Network. “The generous support from Glick Philanthropies will help us address urgent hunger challenges in our community by providing hands-on cooking and nutrition education and creating healthy meals on a budget.”

The Feeding Those in Need program is part of a broader effort Glick Philanthropies is making to fight food insecurity. Glick Philanthropies has invested $4.2 million to date in organizations that work to address hunger and its root causes, including Big Green Indianapolis, Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis, Gleaner’s Food Bank of Indiana, Indianapolis Parks Foundation and Second Helpings.

“Glick Philanthropies is deeply committed to the issue of food insecurity because we view access to healthy, nutritious food as more than just a basic need, it’s also an integral part of the journey to self-sufficiency,” said David Barrett, vice chair, president and chief executive officer of the Glick Family Foundation. “Far too often, food insecurity arises for people as they struggle with competing needs, such as housing, utilities, transportation or medical care.”

According to Feeding America, more than 41 million Americans – about one in eight adults and one in six children – struggle with hunger. In Indiana, more than 900,000 people are considered food insecure, with almost 171,000 of them in Marion County alone.

This year’s Feeding Those in Need grantees are:

Georgia:

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

Illinois:

  • IMPACT Family Center (Chicago)

Indiana:

  • Anchor House (Seymour)
  • Bluffton Church of God (Bluffton)
  • Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana (Fort Wayne)
  • Community Kitchen of Monroe County (Bloomington)
  • Eagle Creek Church of Christ – Joseph Plan Pantry (Indianapolis)
  • Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek (Indianapolis)
  • Federated Church of West Lafayette (West Lafayette)
  • Felege Hiwyot Center (Indianapolis)
  • Food Bank of Northern Indiana (South Bend)
  • Gethsemane Lutheran Church (Fort Wayne)
  • Helping His Hands (Vincennes)
  • Hero Farms (Whiteland)
  • Homebound Meals, Inc. (Fort Wayne)
  • Indianapolis Parks Foundation (Indianapolis)
  • Indy Hunger Network (Indianapolis)
  • Jewish Family Services at The Reuben Center (Indianapolis)
  • Johnson County Senior Services (Franklin)
  • Lawrence Community Gardens (Indianapolis)
  • LifeSpan Resources (New Albany)
  • Lutheran Child and Family Services (Indianapolis)
  • Meals on Wheels Northwest Indiana (Merrillville)
  • North Liberty Christian Church (Indianapolis)
  • Old Bethel Pantry (Indianapolis)
  • Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program (West Lafayette)
  • Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program of Lawrence County (Bedford)
  • REAL Services (South Bend)
  • RSVP Volunteer Center (Washington)
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana (Muncie)
  • Servant’s Heart of Indy (Indianapolis)
  • St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church – The Cathedral of the Immaculate (Fort Wayne)
  • St. Alban’s Episcopal Church (Indianapolis)
  • St. Martin Community Center (Marion)
  • Poneto United Methodist Church (Poneto)
  • The River Community Church (Indianapolis)
  • The Salvation Army of La Porte (La Porte)
  • United North East Community Development Corporation (Indianapolis)
  • Whitely Community Council (Muncie)

Kentucky:

  • Dare to Care (Louisville)
  • Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (Elizabethtown)

Michigan:

  • Agewell Services of West Michigan (North Shores)
  • Buist Community Assistance Center (Byron Center)

Missouri:

  • Jewish Family & Children Service of St. Louis (St. Louis)

Ohio:

  • Inter Parish Ministry (Cincinnati)

Virginia:

  • Community Storehouse (Ridgeway)
  • Healthy Chesapeake (Chesapeake)
  • Local Office on Aging (Roanoke)
  • Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia (Norfolk)

Wisconsin:

  • Racine County Food Bank (Racine)

“Feeding Those in Need is a gratifying program because we know the grants make a tangible difference in communities across the country,” Barrett said.

The Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation, one of the organizations that comprises Glick Philanthropies, administered this year’s Feeding Those in Need grants, which total $303,745. The program previously awarded $306,552 in grants in 2017 and $257,856 in 2016.