INDIANAPOLIS — The Victory Field parking lot in downtown Indianapolis is the site of a food distribution event on Monday, November 2, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Indianapolis Indians are teaming up with Gleaners Food Bank and the Woman, Infants and Children program (WIC).
“In what has been an extremely challenging year for Hoosiers, Indianapolis Indians Charities is thrilled to partner with Gleaners Food Bank and Indiana WIC to provide food to hundreds of families as part of the No One Runs on Empty campaign,” said Randy Lewandowski, Indianapolis Indians President and General Manager. “Combating food hunger in the Circle City is just one small way we can give back and navigate the pandemic together.”
Families must enter Victory Field’s parking lot off West Street. After receiving their boxed goods, vehicles will exit the lot onto Maryland Street.
John Elliott, Gleaners Food Bank President/CEO noted: “The COVID-19 pandemic has not only shown the dramatic connection between health and hunger but has revealed inequities facing our most vulnerable populations. Those already facing challenges were the first ones to feel the impact of the pandemic and will experience that impact long-term."
“Indiana WIC is so excited to be partnering with the Indianapolis Indians and Gleaners Food Bank in finding new and creative ways to connect Hoosier families with food resources during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Laura Chavez, director of Indiana WIC. “We hope this drive-thru event will allow families to feel safe and secure while meeting their needs for healthy food.”