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Midwest Indy participates in Mayor Ballards 6th annual Pack the Pantries campaign

The Indianapolis division of the Midwest Food Bank is participating once again in Mayor Ballard's 6th annual pack the pantries campaign. Collections of cased non perishable items will be collected through December 15th, 2013. all donations collected will be distributed to local food pantries. For more information on where to donate go to

Please click on the link below to view the "Pack the Pantries" launch video.....

2013 Pack the Pantries Launch 


INDIANAPOLIS – Mayor Greg Ballard launched the 6th annual Pack the Pantries food drive today at KIPP Indianapolis charter school. The campaign calls for food and monetary donations to local food pantries. This year, the City's Front Porch Alliance will partner with Gleaners and Midwest food banks, the Indy Hunger Network and other hunger reduction advocates.

"As we enter the holiday season, many of us have started planning gatherings and dusting off family recipes," Mayor Ballard said. "But for many Indianapolis residents, this is a luxury they cannot afford during these tough economic times. Hunger is a daily obstacle for many."

The theme "A Case for Giving" is used to encourage individuals to donate non-perishable food items by the case for easier sorting. Last year's campaign generated 49,699 pounds of food and $12,552 in donations.

Donations may be made through Dec. 15, 2013 at designated drop-off locations. Both Gleaners and Midwest food banks will distribute donations to local food pantries.

Donations will be accepted at all IMPD district headquarters and the following Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) stations:

IFD Station 5 – 155 W. 16th St. – IU Health Methodist Hospital

IFD Station 6 – 1599 E. 86th St.

IFD Station 29 – 602 E. Pleasant Run Parkway N. Drive

IFD Station 44 – 7345 E. 30th St.

Tax deductible monetary donations can be made by mailing a check or money order with a note specifying Pack the Pantries in the memo section to 200 E. Washington Street, Suite 2501, Indianapolis, IN 46204. For more information on the 2013 Pack the Pantries campaign and a complete list of drop-off locations, please visit

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