Tri-State Food Bank, Inc. Receives $9,500 from Glick Philanthropies to Support Residents Amid COVID-19

Tri-State Food Bank, Inc. Among 106 Organizations Selected for $830,000 Community Relief Fund

Tri-State Food Bank, Inc. received a $9,500 grant from the Glick Community Relief Fund, a grant program of Glick Philanthropies to help local nonprofit organizations continue to respond to the pandemic.

The grant to Tri-State Food Bank, Inc.] was one of 106 grants totaling $830,000 to organizations supporting communities where Glick properties are located during this time of heightened demand. 

“Despite countless disruptions to life as a result of the pandemic, there are many organizations working to ensure access to basic needs,” said David Barrett, president and CEO of the Glick Family Foundation.  “Communities have been able to sustain themselves and build back stronger because of these tireless efforts. Through the Glick Community Relief Fund, we’re proud to do our part by helping over 100 organizations make a difference in the lives of individuals and families that have been affected by the pandemic.”

To date, Tri-State Food Bank, Inc has increased its total food distribution by 48% and delivered over 14.6 million pounds of food to those in need in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. With the additional support from Glick Philanthropies, we will supply 542 family food boxes, serving 542 households which is an estimated 1,897 individuals. Our target for this grant is to hold 4-5 Mobile Food Distributions at Carriage House Apartments, each serving an estimated 125 households.

“This grant from Glick Philanthropies will have a tremendous impact on our organization because it enables us to do what we do best, and that is to supply food where it’s needed most,” said Glenn Roberts, Executive Director of Tri-State Food Bank, Inc.. “Tri-State Food Bank, Inc. provides millions of pounds of food each year to over 240 feeding programs throughout 33 counties, and we support specialized programs which target the most vulnerable populations including children, senior citizens, and those living in rural communities and food deserts.” Said Glenn Roberts, Executive Director, Tri-State Food Bank, Inc.

For more information about Tri-State Food Bank’s work, please visit www.tristatefoodbank.org. For more information about Glick Philanthropies, visit glickphilanthropies.org

About Tri-State Food Bank

Tri-State Food Bank was established in 1982 and is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to feeding the hungry by soliciting marketable surplus foods and distributing the foods to non-profit agencies, which serve the needy in a 33-county area of the Tri-State. Its mission is ‘to improve the quality of life for our community’s food insecure families and children by providing adequate food and nutrition through our network of local charities and organizations feeding the hungry’. Tri-State Food Bank assists member agencies by serving as a channel for donors,  modeling good warehousing, accountability and distribution practices and educating the public about the problems of hunger.

Visit www.tristatefoodbank.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

About Glick Philanthropies  

Glick Philanthropies is a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity. Together, Glick Philanthropies strives to strengthen the quality of life in central Indiana and in communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located to ensure that people in those communities can reach their full potential and lead lives of dignity. Glick Philanthropies includes the Glick Family Foundation, the Glick Housing Foundation, the Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation, the Glick Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, the Far Eastside Success Initiative and TeenWorks. Since 1982, Glick Philanthropies has awarded over $235 million to charitable causes and has led a transformative effort to improve education and economic opportunity on Indianapolis’ far eastside where the Gene B. Glick Company was originally headquartered. For more information, visit GlickPhilanthropies.org