Million Meal Marathon underway

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 27, 2015) – Hundreds of volunteers are teaming-up with the Indianapolis Colts and "Thrive 360" to help feed Hoosier families. They’re working together at Lucas Oil Stadium for the 5th annual “Million Meal Marathon" on Wednesday.

Leaders from the non-prophet, Thrive 360, say one in every five kids in Indiana are food insecure. Now, one million meals will be distributed across the state through Gleaners and Midwest food bank.

Colts players, cheerleaders and more 2,500 volunteers of all ages will help make it possible.

“I think there’s a sense with a lot of charity projects that children don’t get a sense of what it means, but with this, they’ve been hungry. They know what it means. So when they put this meal together and they know that it’s going to a child that needs something to eat, that hits home,” said Jill Madinger, Executive Director of Thrive 360.

Organizers say the meal they’re making is high in nutrition, with more than 20 vitamins and minerals. The first packing crew started at 9 a.m. and the clean-up crew is set to finish by 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

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