Home Delivery Team
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 facility for those that have the means to drive there and pick it up. These Family Meal Boxes include 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 four Sprinter vans that are typically utilized for our Kids Riding Bikes programs, our staff fulfills the logistics role in a new delivery service that will get this food to these residents.
Think Amazon Prime Next Day delivery, but in the spirit of helping your neighbors in need. Teams of two of our Nine13 staff members are loaded up each morning with Family Meal Boxes of non-perishable items and fresh produce to be delivered directly to homes via “no contact” deliveries all over Indy for those that can no longer get to Gleaner’s physical location so they will still receive the food they rely on. These teams also deliver pre-prepared frozen meals Second Helpings Meals.
We have implemented safety and sanitation policies for every vehicle and team to ensure that everyone involved stays healthy and safe, while still providing food support to up to 275 households per day. As our society begins to find its’ way back to normal this initiative will be the centerpiece of the newly launched Nine13 Logistics organization that will be specifically devoted to logistical support for organizations addressing food insecurity here in Indy.