Archive for November 21, 2018

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INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 14, 2018) – With the holiday season now upon us, Andretti Autosport partners Butterball and DHL have teamed up with 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and his team to once again give back to the Indianapolis community. This has been an annual tradition since 2014.

Butterball, who accounts for 20% of the nation’s total turkey production, along with Andretti Autosport, gathered Tuesday at Midwest Food Bank to distribute and deliver nearly 750 Butterball whole turkeys & 1,000 boxes of Kroger stuffing to various missions that the Midwest Food Bank serves.

With the help of DHL, which volunteered its couriers and vans for the pickup and delivery of the turkeys, Hunter-Reay and Butterball Turkey CEO Kerry Doughty distributed the donations to Wheeler Mission, St. Vincent de Paul, Westminster Neighborhood Services and Mary Rigg Community Center – all food pantries across the Greater Indianapolis-area – to help feed more than 4,500 people this Thanksgiving.


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“This initiative started in 2014 with 500 turkeys in honor of our Indianapolis 500 win, and we’re really proud to work with Butterball each year to continue the giving – and to now be giving nearly 750 Butterball whole turkeys to central Indiana,” said Hunter-Reay. “It’s great to see our Andretti Autosport partners coming together to give back to this community that gives so much to us. I’m happy to be here giving back and to be a part of everything that both Butterball and DHL stand for.”

“At Butterball, we share Ryan Hunter-Reay’s and Andretti Autosport’s desire to give back to those in need, especially in the communities we call home,” said Kerry Doughty, CEO, Butterball. “As a native Hoosier, this is an event I look forward to every year, because this community means so much to me. I hope this turkey will put a smile on the faces of those who need it most.”

“We are fortunate to have such wonderful community partners like our DHL-sponsored Andretti Autosport team and to collaborate on initiatives that bring support where it is needed most,” said Greg Hewitt, CEO, DHL Express U.S. “This time of year, especially, DHL works to deliver happiness to those who need a little help to enjoy the holidays. We are thankful to the many wonderful communities we serve, and this is one way we can show our appreciation.” 

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