BLOOMINGTON – The Monroe County Council recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry $2,620 from the Sophia Travis Community Services Grants program to support its “Meat” the Need initiative.
According to Feeding America, approximately 20,500 Monroe County residents regularly struggle with food insecurity – 4,000 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 Monroe County.
“The Sophia Travis Community Service Grant program’s contribution will allow us to continue and expand on our mission of hunger relief by providing 8,500 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.
About Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry
Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has paid to process almost 2 million pounds of meat – providing over 7.9 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.