Each year our employees come together to amplify the impact of a nonprofit partner, improving lives and building community.

Our 2020 partner was Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.

A heartfelt thank you to the employees, vendors, partners, and clients who joined the Browning Hunger Heroes team.  Together we were able to raise $21,168 for Gleaners Food Bank of Central Indiana.

We are passionate about Gleaners’ vision of “Food for every table.  Hope for every future.”  Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is the largest hunger relief leader in the state, serving one-third of the one million Hoosiers vulnerable to food insecurity. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were more than 1 million food insecure Hoosiers.  That number is dramatically higher now as a result of the pandemic. According to Feeding America, the current food insecurity rate in Indiana is 20%, up from 13.3% before the pandemic.

Committed to help Gleaners lead the fight against hunger across 21 counties in Indiana and heading into the holiday season, Browning employees held a virtual food drive with the goal of raising $20,000.  Browning started the drive with a donation of $10,000 in recognition of our gratitude for our wonderful partners and clients with whom we’ve had the opportunity to build community.  Our employees had the goal of raising the next $5,000 and rallied together and nearly doubled that, raising $9,414.34!  We increased our fundraising goal and invited our partners to join us and they donated another $1,753.70.

Why Gleaners?

Browning is constantly involved in development and construction around the region, but beyond our projects we are committed to supporting and strengthening the communities where we live and work.

Browning and Gleaners have been breaking new ground together for decades.
As Gleaners has grown since its inception in 1980, Browning has lent its development and construction expertise so that they could focus on what they do best – leading the fight against hunger.

From searching for a new location in the 90’s, to helping purchase a new facility, building out additional freezer space, or most recently, constructing the Cynthia H. Hubert Community Cupboard, we are honored to have worked with Gleaners as they have expanded their reach and optimized their efficiency.

Our employees are committed to feeding their neighbors.

Over the years our company has staffed mobile pantries, processed Kroger reclamation, and packed Thanksgiving boxes.  Our employees have also frequently volunteered with their families and community groups.  

Vice President of Development Jamie Browning served on Gleaners’ board for 15 years, 3 as Chairman.  (If you tour the facility, check out the Browning Board and Community Room!)

Gleaners is more than a food bank.

They Feed
Gleaners has distributed more than half a billion pounds of food and critical grocery products through more than 585 hunger relief agencies, schools, and community partners serving Hoosier in need, including our most vulnerable populations via specialty programs such as School-Based PantriesMobile PantriesSummer Meals for Kids, and Senior Hunger Initiative.

They Nourish
Hunger and health are deeply connected, and Gleaners believes that all families deserve healthy food options.  As a result, Gleaners focuses on ensuring that fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, low fat dairy and non-perishable meal-making items are included every week. into a sustainable diet for the whole family; their partnerships promote community health through improved access to affordable health care.

They Empower
The best cure for hunger is a good paycheck that allows families to meet their financial obligations, including food. Gleaners partners with organizations like the Indianapolis Public Safety Departments, Ivy Tech, Goodwill, and WorkOne on collaborative engagement programs. Working with these organizations helps Gleaners address hunger in key “intersections” of crime, lack of educational achievement, unemployment, and feelings of isolation.

To learn more about all the ways Gleaners is closing the meal gap, visit www.gleaners.org

Our employees are passionate about giving back with a variety of civic, community and charitable organizations:

American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Institute of Architects
ARC of Indiana Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Arts Council of Indianapolis
Big Brothers of Central Indiana
Bloomington Economic Development Corporation
Boone Economic Development Corporation
Broad Ripple Village Association
Carmel Chamber of Commerce
Cathedral High School
Catholic Youth Organization
CCIM Institute
Cherish Child Advocacy Center
Commercial Real Estate Alliance
Community Foundation of Morgan County Student Mentor Program
Crossroads of America
Fishers Youth Assistance Program
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
Goodwill Foundation of Central and Southern Indiana
Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee
Greater Plainfield Chamber of Commerce
Habitat for Humanity
Hamilton County Leadership Academy
Hancock County Economic Development Corporation
Hear Indiana
Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership
Holy Family Shelter
Indiana Architectural Foundation
Indiana Canine Assistant Network Indiana
Indiana Economic Development Association
Indiana Golf Foundation
Indiana Recycling Coalition
Indiana Sports Corporation
Indianapolis Contemporary
Indianapolis Downtown Inc.
Indianapolis Economic Development Commission
Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership
Indianapolis Parks Foundation
Indianapolis Professional Firefighters Union Local 416
Indianapolis Zoo
Indy Chamber
Indy Parks Foundation
Indy Partnership
Institute of Real Estate Management
Jameson Camp
John H. Boner Community Center
Junior Achievement
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
LISC Indianapolis
Lupus Foundation of Indiana
Meals on Wheels
MIBOR Realtor Association
Midtown Indianapolis
Mooresville Chamber of Commerce
Morgan County Coalition for Literacy
NAIOP of Indiana
National Association of Realtors
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Near North Development Corporation
Orchard School
Penrod Society
People for Urban Progress
Plainfield chamber of Commerce
Society of Industrial and Office Realtors
Southport Presbyterian
Special Olympics Indiana
Special Olympics
St. Richard’s School
Teacher’s Treasures
The Catherine Peachey Fund
The Patachou Foundation
United Way of Central Indiana
Urban Land Institute
Wheeler Mission