December 1, 2021

Video series offers conversations around food insecurity in central Indiana

Gleaners Food Bank's video series offers an inside look at food insecurity and the work the organization does to address the issue. - Courtesy of Gleaners Food Bank

Gleaners Food Bank's video series offers an inside look at food insecurity and the work the organization does to address the issue.

Courtesy of Gleaners Food Bank

Gleaners Food Bank recently launched a video series offering an inside look at food insecurity and the work the organization does to address the issue.

Gleaners CEO John Elliott said “Feeding the Future; a Bite Sized Series” is meant to educate residents about the connection to hunger and other challenges.

“I don’t think we necessarily think about the interconnected nature of hunger with health, and housing insecurity, employment and education,” Elliott said.

A new video will be released monthly through October 2022. Each episode runs two minutes.  The video series can be viewed at gleaners.org. 

The organization says food insecurity is a massive weight that impacts local communities across Indiana and the nation.

According to the State of Aging in central Indiana, food insecurity is especially a challenge for many older adults with low incomes. Nationally, 11 percent of households are food insecure, and the rate in Indiana is over 12 percent.

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