INDIANAPOLIS – On Sunday, November 4, the Indianapolis Colts will team up with Meijer, the Official Supercenter of the Colts, to host the seventh annual SACKing Hunger Food Drive, prior to the Dolphins 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 members of the Colts Defensive Line, while supplies last. Monetary donations will also be accepted.
For the first time, 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 Food Bank 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/sackinghunger2012. The virtual food drive will run through Friday, November 9.
All donations will benefit Gleaners Food Bank, an organization that stores and redistributes donated food to more than 350 hunger relief agencies to serve Indiana's hungry. During the 2011 Colts gameday collection, more than 2,200 pounds of food was donated to Gleaners Food Bank. Gleaners Food Bank is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. To learn more about the SACKing Hunger Food Drive and Virtual Food Drive, visit www.colts.com/sackinghunger.
The Colts Gameday Collections program will continue to run throughout the 2012 season with a different charitable collection held prior to each home game. Upcoming collections include WISH Tree Toy Drive and Books for Youth. For more information about Gameday Collections, visit www.colts.com/collections.
About Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana was founded in a three-and-a-half-car garage in 1980 with the purpose of fighting hunger in our community. Today, Gleaners serves over 160,900 different individuals who depend on food and other critical grocery products provided by the food bank to over 350 hunger relief agencies throughout 21 counties in central and southeastern Indiana. To date, the food bank has distributed over 300 million pounds of food and critical grocery products. In our last fiscal year, Gleaners distributed nearly 21 million pounds of food which is the equivalent of 16 million meals. Gleaners also provides specialized programs for our most vulnerable populations, children and senior citizens. Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is a member of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network. In Gleaners' 21-county service area, more than 287,000 people live in poverty—and 103,000 of them are children. Learn more at www.gleaners.org.