Irving, TX and Indianapolis, IN (November 17, 2022) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and WXIN-TV FOX 59 and WTTV-TV CBS4, the Nexstar Media Inc. television stations serving Indianapolis and Central Indiana, announced today that the Foundation will donate $5,000 each to two food banks serving the area: Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and Midwest Food Bank of Indiana. The donations are part of the “Pack the Pantries” project, conducted by the television stations annually to help local food pantries stock their shelves. The donations will be used to help each food bank continue providing vitally needed food and supplies to families and fight food insecurity throughout central Indiana.
Serving 21 counties across central and southern Indiana and operating the state’s largest food pantry, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana has been leading the fight against hunger in Indiana since 1980. They distribute food to hungry Hoosiers through a network of nearly 300 partner agencies, including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.
Midwest Food Bank currently distributes nearly $36 million worth of food to over 2,050 non-profits each month. They stand ready for disaster relief efforts and can get food-filled relief boxes to those in need, within 24 hours. In 2021, they distributed over $430 million worth of food.
“The number of families in central Indiana who are experiencing hunger and food insecurity is staggering,” said Dominic Mancuso, Vice President and General Manager of FOX59 and CBS4. “Year after year, we prioritize the ‘Pack the Pantries’ project to help community organizations provide some relief to those who need it most. Supporting these local food banks is core to the company’s mission and we are proud the Foundation once again will make this donation in recognition of the strong relationship between FOX 59 & CBS 4, our employees, and these crucial organizations.”
The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation’s mission is to contribute to and work with public charities and non-profit organizations to improve the communities in which Nexstar Media and its subsidiaries do business. The foundation was originally established in 1958 and it makes donations of approximately $350,000 annually.
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