May 18, 2022

Gleaners Food Bank looks to generate donations for 1 million gallons of milk

Joe Slater, COO/CFO of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, says a new campaign centers around the idea of "Winners Give Milk,” and encourages people to donate money to buy gallons of milk.

Joe Slater, COO/CFO of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, says a new campaign centers around the idea of "Winners Give Milk,” and encourages people to donate money to buy gallons of milk.

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana hopes to raise awareness of food insecurity throughout central Indiana with its “No One Runs on Empty” campaign.

Joe Slater, COO/CFO of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, said the campaign centers around the idea of "Winners Give Milk,” and encourages people to donate money to buy gallons of milk.

“For people that are food insecure in our community that rely on food pantries and food assistance, they receive on average about two gallons of milk per household per year,” Slater said.

Gleaners hopes to reach one million gallons of milk in 2022, and its goal for May is to fund 16,500 gallons of milk — equal to 500 gallons per driver in the Indianapolis 500.

“Food insecurity is a higher indicator than income for the prevalence of the top chronic diseases and conditions facing many,'' Slater said. “Dairy, specifically milk, is a big need for families we serve.”

The “Winners Give Milk” campaign wraps up in June, designated as National Dairy Month.

Hoosiers can learn more by texting MILK to 55433 or visit the Gleaners website.

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