Hoosier Feeding the Hungry receives two grants

INDIANA – Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has received two grants to support its “Meat” the Need initiative.

They received a $3,000 grant from Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and a $1,500 grant from NRA Hunters.

According to Feeding America, approximately 834,500 Indiana residents regularly struggle with food insecurity – 240,000 of which are children.

Deb Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, said that the funds received will be used to pay processing fees on donated livestock and deer, with the meat being given to agencies serving food-insecure residents within Indiana.

Amber Zecca

“More than ever, families are struggling to buy groceries. Food banks, pantries, and soup kitchens work to protect the most vulnerable and under-served in our communities and these agencies continue to face increased demand,” said Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “To donate, farmers and hunters just need to take their livestock or deer to a local participating meat processor (call ahead to schedule livestock). After processing, local food banks and pantries are called to pick up the donation. There is absolutely no charge to donors.”

Debra Treesh

“The NRA Hunters for the Hungry’s contribution will allow us to continue and expand on our mission of
hunger relief by providing 5,000 more meals through local hunger relief agencies. We are so grateful for
the continued support of our efforts in responding to the needs of those in the community facing hunger.”
said Debra Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry.

For more information, please visit www.HoosiersFeedingtheHungry.org or call 260-233-1444.

About Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry
Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has paid to process 1.9 million pounds of meat – providing over 7.8 million meals. Partnering with 85 meat processors statewide, the organization gives approximately 250,000 pounds of meat annually to an average of 500 hunger relief agencies throughout Indiana. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry accepts donations and is always looking for volunteers to help in efforts to reduce food insecurity throughout Indiana.

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