INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts teamed up with a number of partners to distribute Thanksgiving meals to 2,000 Indianapolis families in need on Monday.
The Colts partnered with US Foods, Lucas Oil Products, Meijer and Citizens Energy Group on Colts Community Monday for the ninth annual Horseshoe Helpings. The program featured Colts players, cheerleaders and mascot Blue and more than 100 volunteers, including Mayor Joe Hogsett.
More than 43,000 pounds of food was distributed to families pre-identified by local community centers, schools and other organizations. The event is also supported by Dunkin' which donated meals for volunteers.
Ten local churches were also pre-selected to receive 50 meals each to distribute to the elderly and in-need families who are not able to attend the event.