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Volunteers to pack food at Lucas Oil Stadium for those in need

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Lucas Oil Stadium will transform into a food packing distribution center on Friday. 

Volunteers will pack and prepare 10,000 boxes of food to give to Hoosier families struggling during Covid-19 shutdowns. 

The event is a multi-agency effort, the Salvation Army is working with Midwest Food Bank, the Indiana National Guard and Lucas Oil Stadium staff. 

The boxes will be filled with shelf-stable items to hopefully aleviate some of the demand on food pantries across the state. 

There is a Salvation Army in every Indiana county but all community centers are closed and programming has stopped during the pandemic. 

The organization’s traditional food pantries have turned into drive through pick ups of pre-packed boxes, and many of its large feeding programs now operate like a take out style hot meal distribution. 

Friday’s efforts will help the salvation army keep its food porgrams up and running through the next several weeks. 

Volunteers will work to get all the boxes packed from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.