Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay got together with team partner Butterball and Kroger to delivery 500 turkeys to Mid-West food bank in Indianapolis.
Butterball and Kroger were helped with the delivery of the turkeys by Hunter Reay, Andretti Autosport CEO Michel Andretti and Butterball CEO Kerry Doughty. Speaking about the initiative, Michael Andretti commented by saying:
“Indianapolis and the surrounding communities serve as the heart of Indy car racing. “The people of Central Indiana provide a supportive fan base necessary to the growth and health of our sport. My wife Jodi and I are happy to call Indianapolis our home, and I am honored to be here with Butterball and Kroger to give back to the community that has done so much for us.
Ryan Hunter Reay who won the Indianapolis 500 with Andretti Autosport in 2014 went on to say:
Indianapolis is our home. This community matters so much to us and our partners. We’re trying to do whatever we can to give back to the community; Butterball and Kroger are making it possible and I’m proud to be a part of it.
Hunter Reay’s No.28 DHL crew also helped out with delivery. Butterball President and CEO Kerry Doughty commented by saying:
There’s some significance with the Indy 500 and the Andretti team. “Michael and Ryan came to us three years ago and asked us if we’d be willing to help out and partner with Midwest Food Bank. It seemed like a great idea, a lot of enthusiasm and passion for helping people who need some help this time of year.