Food resources in our local not-for-profit food bank must always be kept full. That is our responsibility to our neighbors as citizens in an abundant society . We make sure our poor are fed. Period. Our Mayor asks that we all individually do what we can to accelerate the food drive in our own networks. I will show my support for the effort with $50 in a food staple donation from my pantry and I ask all of you who are also blessed to give. Also, please do your part to incubate a grass roots food drive in your neighborhood or place of business.
Mayor's Press Release
INDIANAPOLIS - (November 7, 2008) Today, Mayor Ballard made a call-to-action to local organizations and companies to urge them to respond to the City's growing need for food donations.
Mayor Ballard was joined by representatives from local organizations and companies, including the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Pacers, which have already committed to join in this effort.
"This year, it's different. Our city, like the rest of the nation, is facing the challenges of an economic downturn," said Mayor Ballard. "Our community food banks are beginning to see a drop in food donations at the point when many of our neighbors are most in need. That's why I'm calling on every business, every school, every church, every charitable organization, every agency of government, and every individual citizen in Indianapolis to pack the pantries at our local food banks, beginning today."For more information on how you can help (including a full list of drop off locations and a 'how-to' kit, please call the Mayor's Action Center at 327-4MAC or visit our Web site: www.indygov.org/mayor