Feb. 19 Gleaners food giveaway set for Armory

Friday, February 13, 2015

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana has announced a second Senior Mobile Pantry venture for Putnam County residents age 55 and older, scheduled Thursday, Feb. 19.

The program's focus is on assisting local residents who struggle with hunger and food insecurity.

Volunteers Pat Modlin (right) and Judy Miller, director of the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry, passed out canned goods to dozens of Putnam County residents age 55 and older on Nov. 18 during the first visit of the Gleaners Food Bank's Senior Mobile Pantry.

Gleaners is again partnering with the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry as it did in bringing the Senior Mobile Pantry to Putnam County initially on Nov. 18.

The latest venture is scheduled for Thursday at the National Guard Armory at the northeast corner of Arlington Street and Shadowlawn Avenue in Greencastle, beginning with registration at 10 a.m.

The latest time for pick-up will be 12:30 p.m. The program will end at 1 p.m. due to other commitments at the Armory.

To receive food, residents must present an ID offering proof of age and residency. In addition, participants are asked to bring their own bags or boxes to hold the food.

Those attending are asked to use the front door of the Armory (facing Arlington Street) due to trucks and vehicles parked in the rear.

Seniors must come themselves in order to receive food. There will be no substitute pick-ups allowed for those unable to attend in person.

A helper may assist a senior in collecting food also but will not receive food unless he or she qualifies as a senior.

Anyone in need of more information may contact Judy Miller at 653-1365.

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana supplies items to hunger relief agencies throughout 21 counties in central and southeast Indiana.

Since its inception, Gleaners has distributed nearly 350 million pounds of food and critical grocery products to more than 250 agencies serving needy Hoosiers.

To learn more, persons may log onto www.gleaners.org.

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