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Glick Cares Supports Food Access in Fort Wayne

Glick Cares, one of Glick’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, empowers team members to give back to their communities through volunteering (individually and as a team). During the latest Glick Cares event, Glick team members from Greater Fort Wayne, Indiana volunteered with Community Harvest Food Bank to address food insecurity for community members.

Community Harvest serves a nine-county area in northeast Indiana. The food bank works directly with Glick properties to serve residents as well as teaming up with other social service organizations to provide food to the broader community. Over 20 Glick team members from five properties and the corporate office worked together to organize and sort food donations. This Glick Cares event – the first regional volunteer event in the Fort Wayne area – was made even more meaningful by an intersection with nonprofit organization TeenWorks. 

In 1981, Gene Glick founded Pro 100, the organization now known as TeenWorks. At its inception, the program offered summer jobs to 100 teens where they learned self-discipline and to give back to their communities. Today, the organization is a year-round program that empowers over 500 teenagers annually as they transition through high school and into adulthood. TeenWorks expanded to Fort Wayne this summer and a group of teens worked at the Community Harvest Food Bank.

“I know Gene Glick would be incredibly proud of what TeenWorks and Glick are doing to continue his legacy of building community and creating opportunity,” said Ben Grande, Glick’s Director of Corporate Social Responsibility. 

To learn more about Glick’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, explore Our Impact.