Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Fighting Hunger at Fair

Want to lend a hand to others and score free stuff at the same time? Here is your chance!

Elanco and the Indiana State Fair are partnering up to fight hunger in the Indianapolis area by hosting a food drive Aug. 7. This partnership has resulted in a sweet deal- fairgoers who bring non-perishable food items to the fair that Sunday will not only help fight hunger, but they will also receive a free ticket for a return visit to the fair! (This ticket will be good for Aug. 15-19)

To give the drive a jumpstart, Indiana’s Family of Farmers has donated $5,000 worth of meat and dairy products! Officials are hoping to “stuff the truck” that will be stationed out at the fair and collect needed supplies for local pantries.

Don’t want to bring your cans to the fair? You have another chance to help out local pantries while getting in on some fair fun.

On Wednesday Aug. 3, donate non-perishable food items to Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone who donates will receive a free ticket to the fair and a free lunch from the American Dairy Association of Indiana. A delicious grilled cheese in exchange for some canned foods- sounds like a great trade to me!

The food drive is part of Elanco’s Hunger Initiative and is a great way for the community to help stock local food pantries. Not only will fairgoers get free tickets and a chance to help the less fortunate, they will have a chance to learn more about food scarcity in the area. Organizations such as Gleaners, Second Helpings and Indiana’s Family of Farmers will line State Fair Blvd to provide information on helping the 300,000 people in Central Indiana who do not have enough food.

Do not miss your opportunity to give back to the Indianapolis community in a fun and easy way! Come donate canned goods to the food drive on Aug. 3 to get a free lunch and State Fair tickets – or make the fair and food donation one trip on Elanco Day Aug.7. Either way, your community support is appreciated!


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