Family Meal Box
If you are seeking food assistance, please contact Gleaners at 317-742-9111 or text GLEANERS to 55433. Nine13sports is unable to take direct requests for assistance.
In addition to supplying agencies and food pantries across the city, Gleaner’s Food Bank also distributes food on site from their parking lot for those that have the means to drive there and pick it up. These Family Food Boxes weigh 17-pounds and includes a variety of non-perishable items to make nutritional meals.
However, since the COVID-19 crisis began, Gleaners has received an increasing number of calls from residents who are unable to get to the Gleaners facility and therefore are unable to take advantage of this opportunity. Utilizing our three Sprinter vans that typically utilized for our Kids Riding Bikes programs, our staff is now fulfilling the logistics role in a new delivery service that will get this food to these residents.
Teams of two of our Nine13 staff members will run delivery routes making “no contact” deliveries directly to the doorsteps of those people who can no longer get to Gleaner’s physical location so they will still receive the food they rely on. We have implemented safety and sanitation policies for every vehicle and team to ensure that everyone involved stays healthy and safe, while still providing the support that our neighbors need.