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‘Hoosiers Helping Hoosiers: Fund Drive for Food’ to help those in need

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Thousands of Indiana families are struggling for food right now and that’s why we’re proud to kick off the WISH-TV “Hoosiers Helping Hoosiers: Fund Drive for Food” from May 1 through May 8.

WISH-TV is partnering with Kite Realty, Kite Cares and a corporate partner by giving money to buy up to 100,000 meals through Gleaners Food Bank.

Gleaners has seen an significant increase in demand for its services in recent weeks and the numbers keep growing.

On a normal Thursday night at the distribution center, Gleaners would serve as many as 500 families. Last night, they estimated serving 2,000.

About 40% of people coming in for food assistance never needed help before. Those individuals are out of work and need help.

Gleaners says a big part of the problem is having food ready for these families.

We want you to help as well and we’ve made it easy to contribute to gleaners. You can text “give” to 317-593-2400.

You can help with a credit card or paypal by clicking here.

Everyone who donates will have a chance to win one of several 250 dollar gift cards you can spend at more than a dozen Kite Realty locations in central Indiana thanks to Kite Cares.

We’re also partnering with Kroger and the “Zero Hunger, Zero Waste Foundation” at the cash register, say you want to round up your bill.