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Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana sponsoring Marco Andretti car for Indy 500

Gleaners is concerned that the pandemic will have a longer lasting impact for people new to food insecurity.

INDIANAPOLIS — Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana will serve as the primary sponsor for Marco Andretti's car at the Indy 500.

It is part of Gleaners' efforts to raise awareness of food insecurity throughout central Indiana. 

Gleaners is concerned that the pandemic will have a longer lasting impact for people new to food insecurity. More than 40 percent of that group in Indiana is now being served by Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.

"I'm ready to get back on track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this May and I'm very excited that I get to do that while representing such a great organization like Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and Group1001 to help make sure No One Runs On Empty," Andretti said. "I have put all of my focus into winning the Indianapolis 500 this year and I feel that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is where I bring the most to the table as a driver. I have come so close to winning over the years and after winning the pole last year, I'm more determined than ever to get an Indianapolis 500 win."

The Gleaners sponsored will first be seen taking part in a two-day, 22-car test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday and Friday.