INDIANAPOLIS – On Sunday, November 23, the Indianapolis Colts will team up with Meijer, the Official Supercenter of the Colts, and associate sponsor Bullseye Event Group to host the ninth annual SACKing Hunger Food Drive, prior to the Jaguars game. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., volunteers will collect canned/non-perishable food items from Colts fans for Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Donations will be collected at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium gate.
Fans who donate on Sunday will receive a limited edition poster featuring Colts players, while supplies last. Monetary donations will also be accepted.
Fans who are not attending the game may donate online to the SACKing Hunger Virtual Food Drive. Through the online drive, individuals may select food items as if they are grocery shopping and donate them to Gleaners via credit card. This feature will also show the impact of their donation by displaying the number of individuals their donation will help feed. To donate, please visit http://bit.ly/sackinghunger. The virtual food drive will run through November 29, 2014.
Fans can also make monetary donations through Gleaners’ Text-to-Give program. Text FEEDING to 27722 to give $10 to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Message and data rates may apply.
All donations will benefit Gleaners, an organization that stores and redistributes donated food to more than 350 hunger relief agencies to serve Indiana’s impoverished households.
The Colts Gameday Collections program will continue to run throughout the 2014 season with a different charitable collection held prior to each home game. Upcoming collections include Damar Services Sporting Goods for Kids Collection and WISH-TV’s Tree Toy Drive. For more information about Gameday Collections, visit www.colts.com/collections.
About Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
On a yearly basis, hundreds of thousands of hungry Hoosiers depend on food and other critical grocery products provided by Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Gleaners supplies items to hunger relief agencies and schools throughout 21 counties in central and southeastern Indiana. Gleaners was founded in 1980 and is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. Since its inception, Gleaners has distributed over 320 million pounds of food and critical grocery products to over 200 hunger relief agencies serving needy Hoosiers. In addition to food distribution to hunger relief agencies, Gleaners serves our most vulnerable populations, seniors and children, through specialty programs such as the BackSacks: Weekend Food for Kids, School-Based Pantry, Mobile Pantry, Summer Meals for Kids, and Commodity Supplemental Food (CSFP) Programs. To learn more, log onto www.gleaners.org.