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Hoosier Hills Food Bank Receives $10,000 Grant
Updated November 15, 2017 7:29 AM
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(UNDATED) - CareSource and the CareSource Foundation have awarded ten grants to ten food banks across Indiana for $10,000 each as a part of its Days of Caring in Indiana.

Hoosier Hills Food Bank in Bloomington received a surprise check for $10,000 on Nov. 9th.

The foundation gave these grants to community food bank organizations throughout the state as part of a larger effort to help combat hunger and food insecurity in Indiana during the holiday season.

Other food banks receiving $10,000:

  • Muncie Mission Ministries - Muncie, IN
  • Food Bank of Northern Indiana - South Bend, IN
  • Community Food Pantry - Richmond, IN
  • Community Harvest Food Bank - Fort Wayne, IN
  • Food Finders Food Bank - Lafayette, IN
  • Second Harvest Food Bank - Muncie, IN
  • Food Bank of Northwest Indiana - Gary, IN
  • Tri-State Food Bank - Evansville, IN
  • Gleaners Food Bank - Indianapolis, IN

"In Indiana, 1 in 7 people face food insecurity every day," said Steve Smitherman, Executive Director, CareSource Indiana, "With the holidays quickly approaching, we are partnering with food banks across the state to ensure that all Hoosiers have food on their tables."

The organizations will use the grants to fund vital parts of their operations and provide fresh, nutritious food to families facing food insecurity across the state.

Since 2006, the CareSource Foundation has awarded nearly 1,200 grants to nonprofits who are working to eliminate poverty, provide much-needed services to low-and moderate-income families, encourage healthy communities, develop innovative approaches to address critical health issues and enhance the lives of a diverse array of children, adults and families.

About CareSource

CareSource is a nonprofit nationally recognized as an industry leader in providing member-centric health care coverage. Founded in 1989, CareSource administers one of the nation's largest Medicaid managed care plans. Today, CareSource offers individuals and families comprehensive health and life services including Marketplace and Medicare Advantage plans.

Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, CareSource serves more than 1.8 million members in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Georgia. CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and works to put health care in reach for those it serves.

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