Colts hosting weekly drive-thru food pantry at Lucas Oil Stadium

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Colts are helping Hoosiers in need. The team hosted a Gleaners Food Bank drive-thru food pantry on Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Colts team members and staff volunteered their time.

Gleaners has seen a large increase in the number of people needing help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have a lot of families during this pandemic that are in this position for the first time. We’ve estimated about 40% of them have never needed food assistance before. So that can be a frightening situation to find yourself in, don’t know how to navigate the system, reluctant to ask for help, so hopefully we can make it a little bit fun by being able to see the players and being out here, but really, the purpose is just to feed people.”, Sarah Estell, Senior Director of Communication, Gleaners Food Bank said.

The Colts will host a drive-thru food drive every Monday in October at the stadium.