Lawrence County Community Foundation awarded $1,500 for Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry to aid in hunger relief

BEDFORD  The Lawrence County Community Foundation awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry funds $1,500 to aid in hunger relief efforts. These funds will be used to pay processing fees on livestock donated to agencies serving food-insecure residents within Lawrence County.

According to Feeding America, approximately 6,000 Lawrence County residents regularly struggle with food insecurity – 1,800 of which are children.

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 during these uncertain times,” 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

“Lawrence County Community Foundation’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.

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