With the help of DHL, which volunteered its couriers and vans for the pickup and delivery of the turkeys, along with Ryan Hunter-Reay and Butterball Turkey CEO Kerry Doughty, the donations were distributed to Wheeler Mission, St. Vincent de Paul, Westminster Neighborhood Services, Damar Academy and Mary Rigg Community Center – all food pantries across the Greater Indianapolis-area – to help feed over 4,500 people this Thanksgiving.
“We’ve been doing this since 2014 in honor of our Indianapolis 500 win,” said Verizon INDYCAR Driver Ryan Hunter-Reay. “This year Butterball has increased the number from 500 to over 700 turkeys distributed. Butterball has supplied the turkeys and DHL hopped on board for the logistics side of it. It’s great to see the 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 to the community and happy to be a part of everything that both Butterball and DHL stand for.”
“We are fortunate to work with great community partners like our DHL-sponsored Andretti Autosport team and Butterball, to help bring a festive Thanksgiving holiday to those in need,” said Christine Nashick, Chief Marketing Officer for DHL Express Americas. “This time of year especially, DHL works to deliver happiness to those who need a little help to truly enjoy the holidays. We are thankful to the many communities we serve, and this is one way we can show our appreciation.”