Cindy Hubert joined Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana as its President and CEO in October 2010 and served with distinction until retiring from her leadership role in September 2016. During her six-year tenure, Ms. Hubert led Gleaners to new levels of effectiveness and impact as the organization experienced an 86% increase in food distribution and growth in all phases of its operation. Because of Ms. Hubert’s hard work, Gleaners now distributes the equivalent of 21 million meals to hungry families through a network of 237 charitable hunger relief agencies and 287 schools, annually.
Prior to joining Gleaners, Ms. Hubert served with distinction as the President and CEO of Second Helpings in Indianapolis, in the work of rescuing prepared food and turning it into nutritious meals for over 50 social service agencies that feed hungry people. Ms. Hubert guided Second Helpings to new heights of impact and prominence in central Indiana.
In 2009, Ms. Hubert identified and worked with other stakeholders in the fight against hunger to organize the Indy Hunger Network, a coalition of food providers and public and private partners that is addressing the issue of food insecurity in central Indiana. Along with her deep knowledge of the hunger issue, she brings proven ability as a communicator, finely honed organizational and community leadership skills and a keen passion for working collaboratively toward the vision of a hunger-free central and southeast Indiana.
Ms. Hubert is a recipient of the Indiana Commission for Women’s Torchbearer Award for 2011 and was recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal as a 2012 Woman of Influence. In September 2016, Governor Michael Pence recognized her extensive contributions to Indiana by awarding her with the Sagamore of the Wabash designation.