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.
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!)