Protein is the number one nutrient and is fundamental in the development of the brain and body. Unfortunately, it is also the hardest commodity for food banks to get.
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a positive impact on the quality of lives of people within Indiana by providing nutritious meat.
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages both hunters and farmers to donate large game, cattle, poultry and hogs. There are no charges or fees to the donor; they just take the livestock or wild game to one of our participating inspected butchers. The butcher will cut and package the meat into family size packages for distribution by local food banks and other food assistance organizations.
While feeding the hungry, this program benefits communities in other ways as well. The Department of Natural resources needs to have the deer population controlled because deer can damage state parks. Overpopulation can also lead to malnourished and small deer, crop damage, and auto accidents. Thinning out the herd can help mitigate these problems. Farmers and ranchers may also deduct the value of donated livestock on their taxes.
Since 2005, more than 760,000 pounds of meat have been donated, providing over 3 million servings of meat to soup kitchens and food pantries across Indiana!
Any way you donate – game, time or money – you get the satisfaction of knowing that 100% of your contribution will go directly into a program that channels precious natural resources into opportunities for a better community !!!
Successful hunters that fill tag now have a unique opportunity to return to their heritage as food providers and give back to their community to help the less fortunate.