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The need is great, hundreds show up for food distribution

Gleaners will hold another event Saturday
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Posted at 7:35 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 19:35:29-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The need for food is great. That was obvious Friday as nearly 900 families drove up to a massive food distribution by Gleaners Food Bank held at Ivy Tech Community College on the Indianapolis north side.

With members of the Indiana National Guard helping, each family received a 50 pound box of fresh food packed by McFarling Foods for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

The boxes contained fresh fruits and veggies, cheese, milk, and a variety of cooked meat including chicken nuggets, pulled pork barbecue, and bacon.

Gleaners Food Bank has seen a significant increase in the need for food among people who have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic.

Another Gleaners distribution takes place this Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at John Marshall High School, 10101 East 38th Street,