New Hope of Indiana | Food Truck Program
For over forty years, New Hope of Indiana has been committed to supporting individuals and families, encouraging them to live their most independent, fulfilling lives. Through services for individuals with disabilities, counseling for families in the child welfare system and advocacy efforts, New Hope of Indiana is making an impact in our communities every day.
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Food Truck Program

29 May - A Note from Allison: Summer Changes

Happy summer, friends! The month of May is always exciting in Indianapolis, but this one has been especially exciting for New Hope of Indiana! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! To everyone who sponsored, attended, planned, donated to, created for and bought at New Hope’s first annual Silver Cup Celebration on May 3rd! What a great celebration it was! Starting with the New Hope choir singing Lean on Me, to our wonderful new video and prescient remarks by Dr. Rick Gunderman, all being emcee’d by WTHR 13’s Anne Marie Tiernon, our community really got to see and feel what...

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23 May - Becoming a Part of Something Bigger

John Pearson's Number One Reason for Investing in New Hope [caption id="attachment_19931" align="alignleft" width="300"] John Pearson of Pearson Ford and his son, John.[/caption]New Hope of Indiana is a place that makes its way into the hearts of its visitors. Whether they come for a special event or for a quick visit, it's the people that make a difference. For John Pearson, the people served through New Hope's diverse services are the reason he continues to invest in programs like the new Transition Services Program coming this fall. "It's an emotional feeling rather than a sense of responsibility," Pearson says. It isn't...

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23 May - Zeller, Speak!

Greetings, my fine friends! I have GREAT news! Our food truck has arrived and we will be open for business before you know it! We're still working on naming the truck so watch your email for a chance to vote on your favorite name! We will be serving mac-n-cheese with all kinds of toppings like barbecue, hot chicken, veggies, bacon, etc. It's making my mouth water, just thinking about it! This will be the first food truck in the nation to have individuals with disabilities both prepare and sell the food. We will be teaching basic culinary skills in food preparation, customer service...

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23 Feb - Kroger Contributes to New Hope’s Food Truck

A big THANK YOU to Kroger for their generous support of the New Hope Food Truck and the Thankful Thursdays program! With a gift of $10,000, Kroger will be one of the founding sponsors for the project and will have their logo featured prominently on the side of the vehicle. “We are so happy to have the opportunity to work with Kroger on the New Hope Food Truck,” said Dr. Kathy Ballard, Director of Community Outreach. “Kroger is a great community partner providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities and teaching communities healthy eating habits.” This program...

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22 Nov - Join New Hope on #GivingTuesday!

by Sarah Stone, Executive Assistant As a senior studying at IU, I first heard about Giving Tuesday after a professor encouraged me to do some research on charitable giving. I was in the middle of a semester studying and working in Washington D.C. where I felt like everyone I met had been made jaded by the city’s politics and crime. Away from the inclusive, small town community of Bloomington, I wasn’t completely convinced that my nonprofit management major would ever really pay off. But in early November a mentor of mine sent me a link to a short article titled “5...

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31 Oct - New Hope’s Big Idea to Connect People to Employment

by Larry Messing, Manager of Development When I joined the New Hope staff in the Spring of 2016, I was immediately struck by how innovative and empowering our programming is. One of the first projects I heard about was an effort to create a food truck that will be staffed by people with disabilities and serve delicious food around Indianapolis. This program will teach vital workforce skills to young adults coming out of high school, providing them with the tools needed to find a rewarding job. Participants will learn culinary, customer service and sales skills, which are so important...

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