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IMS, Gleaners team up for food insecurity awareness

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Posted at 11:19 AM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 11:20:00-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana have teamed up to promote donating food across Indiana.

Gleaners has become an official charitable partner of IMS, especially its No One Runs On Empty awareness campaign for food insecurity.

“IMS always has looked beyond its gates to help the Central Indiana community, so this partnership with Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is an ideal extension of that mission,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “Gleaners tirelessly works to provide meals for hungry Hoosiers, a need that has become even more acute during these challenging times. We’re honored to help, and we encourage all race fans to donate to Gleaners as often as possible.”

IMS will host two community food distribution events with Gleaners later this year as a part of the partnership.

Between 1.5 million and 2 million Hoosiers face food insecurity, and even moreso since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Indiana in March.

Gleaners is halfway to its $1 million goal with the No One Runs On Empty campaign, which is also working with the Anthem Foundation.

Colton Herta drove the No. 88 Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana in the Grand Prix in July and the 104th Indianapolis 500 in August at IMS.

Fans are encouraged to promote Gleaners’ mission by posting to social media with the hashtags #NoOneRunsOnEmpty and #Donate88.

For more information on donating to Gleaners, click here.