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Help FOX59 Pack the Pantries! Call 317-493-2300 to make a donation

Every year, more than 1 million Hoosiers go hungry. Many of those are children and seniors.

It takes the support of the whole community to fight hunger, and every dollar makes a difference. FOX59 needs your help to give back to the community and help feed those in need.

Did you know a cash donation of $30 will feed one hungry neighbor for a month? Did you know $1 donated equals an average of three meals?

That’s why we are teaming up with Gleaners and Midwest Food Bank to take action and fight hunger in central Indiana right now.

This Friday, we’re asking you to help us pack the pantries!

From 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., volunteers will fill the FOX59 studio to take your donations as part of our Pack the Pantries Phone Bank. You can call 317-493-2300 to make a donation.

Watch FOX59 News all day long and call in to help us make a difference!

You can also donate at the following donation websites:

Here’s a look at our volunteers early this morning! We’re so grateful for those who donated their time:

Food insecurity affects too many Hoosiers, and the need is great across the state. Jillian Deam talked to Alex Holland with Gleaners about the initiative:

Jim and Rowdie pledged to do one push-up for every dollar donated from the next caller -- that caller donated $60!

The Pacers wanted to help FOX59 Pack the Pantries, so they stopped by our studios with a big check!

Thanks to help from the Indianapolis Colts, we're already halfway over our total goal of 70,000 meals!