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Each year, more than 1 million Hoosiers go hungry—many of them children and seniors. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

That’s why we’re teaming up with Financial Center, Gleaners and Midwest Food Bank for our “Pack the Pantries” initiative.

Here are three ways that you can donate today: 

> Go to either of these web links to donate online:

> Watch FOX59’s Pack The Pantries special and call into our phone bank all day Friday, April 20 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The number to call is 317-493-2300.  

> Text to donate using your mobile phone:

For Midwest Food Bank:

Step 1:   Text @mfbindy to 52014
Step 2:  iDonate will ask how much you would like to give, reply with a number value. *
Step 3:   iDonate will respond with a link to a web page that will collect contact information and credit card information. Fill out the form.

For Gleaners: Text GIVE to 317-593-2400

We’re hoping to collect enough monetary donations to fill every seat in Lucas Oil Stadium—that’s 65,000 seats!

Since each dollar equals three meals, we need $21,667 to fill the stadium. We’ll need $43,333 to fill Lucas Oil TWICE. We’ll need $65,000 to fill Lucas Oil THREE times!

Monetary donations are the key—money is the non-perishable item that food banks really need. A donation of $5 can provide 15 meals! These donations create flexibility, allowing food banks to buy in bulk at wholesale prices.

Make no mistake about it, hunger is a major issue across the Hoosier State:

  • More than 1 million Indiana residents are considered food insecure
  • Approximately 345,000 of those considered food insecure are children
  • 1 in 6 Hoosier families will go hungry
  • $1 donated = 3 meals
  • A cash donation of $30 will feed one hungry neighbor for a month

We need the entire central Indiana community to come together to fight hunger, and every dollar truly makes a difference. Join us Friday on FOX59 to help feed those in need!

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