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INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly 1 million Hoosiers are food insecure, meaning they don’t have consistent access to nutritious and affordable food.

Skyrocketing grocery prices, along with general inflation and the recent spike in gas prices, have made it more difficult for some Hoosier families to put food on the table.

That’s why CBS4 and FOX59 are again teaming up with Midwest Food Bank and Gleaners Food Bank for our “Pack the Pantries” initiative.

The donation drive begins this Thursday, April 14 at 6 p.m. and continues throughout the day on Friday the 15th.

You can donate at the following websites:

Or you can text a gift to:

  • Midwest: text @MFBINDY to 52014
  • Gleaners: text GIVE to 317-593-2400

Financial donations are requested, rather than food, because Gleaners and Midwest can buy in bulk at wholesale prices, stretching the dollar much further.

A donation of just $1 provides about 5 meals. A $10 gift provides 50 meals and $25 covers 125 meals.

Pack the Pantries is sponsored by Financial Center First Credit Union.