Thank You Garrett State Bank for Your Sponsorship!

A big thank you to Garrett State Bank for supporting us and sponsoring the $500 raffle! See us at the Deer Turkey Expo in Indianapolis to get involved! Purchase tickets there for a chance to win $500! The expo will take place at the Indiana Fairgrounds February 22-February 25. Thank you to all who help make our mission a success!

Deb Treesh and Kathy Kelham attended the Allen County Farm Show and showed off their new Treasure Chest Raffle Display!

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is funded in part by a grant from UDWI REMC

 

Bloomfield, Ind. – The UDWI REMC Community Fund has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program a grant in the amount of $1,000.00.  These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donations of large game and livestock. Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to our “Meat” the Need program, raises financial support to pay processing fees on these donations, and gives this nutritious meat to hunger relief-agencies within Indiana. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them (and farmers may write-off fair market value on taxes!), by taking large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area.  The donation will be processed, packaged in 1- to 2-pound packages, and frozen, or canned. Local hunger-relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community in which it was donated. The individuals and families that Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry serves are reached through food banks and other hunger- relief agencies whose services are strictly for low income and poor populations.

“The grant provided by the Fund will pay for approximately 775 pounds of donated large game and livestock in the REMC’s eleven county service area, which will then be distributed to area hunger-relief agencies – providing over 3,000 meals to resident in need within this community,” said Deb Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. Even as the economy is improving, many hardworking Hoosiers are still living paycheck to paycheck. Indiana residents who must regularly choose between paying bills and buying groceries, continue to struggle to stay afloat but become even more in debt. In Indiana, approximately 1 out of every 4 households with children – report an inability to afford enough food to feed their family. Those affected by food insecurity are often at high-risk for obesity and diet-related diseases due to the lack of quality in the foods that they can afford. Protein, one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development in children and young adults, is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry assists in meeting basic needs within each county it serves. By assisting individuals and families that are struggling with this situation, the organization gives families the ability to avoid hunger and not have to choose between bills and groceries – allowing those aging and vulnerable populations to get back on track to hunger-free, independent living.  In the last six years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute over 942,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing almost 3.8 million meals to Hoosiers in need.

“To date, we have 85 participating meat processors working within 85 counties in Indiana to ensure residents in need are served,” shared Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry will partner with Jacks Fine Foods, Wabash Clay Custom Meats, Stahl’s Quality Meats, Sievers Custom Processing, The Deer Shoppe, Fender 4-Star Processing, Rice Quality Farm Meats, Pohlman’s Meat Processing, and Scobees Meats, to provide this much needed food staple to local agencies within the counties served by the REMC – Clay, Daviess, Greene, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Owen, Vigo, Putnam, and Sullivan.”

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is accepting donations to fund our “Meat” the Need program throughout Indiana and is continuously looking for volunteers to help us in our efforts to feed the hungry and reduce hunger issues throughout Indiana. For more information on the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program, its services and to find participating meat processors in your area, or to find out how you can help, please visit www.HoosiersFeedingtheHungry.org.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry receives Christmas gift from Metal Technologies

Auburn, Ind. – As part of their Christmas Party this year, Metal Technologies’ corporate employees participated in a “Casino Night”. At the end of the evening, all winnings counted as votes and were deposited into boxes each labeled with a local charity.  This led to a $500 donation to the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program.

“When we received this donation and the explanation of how it was formed, we thought what an amazing – and fun – way to give!”, shared Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “It would be wonderful if something like this would catch on and be done by more organizations.  It seems Metal Technologies believes in enriching quality of life and strengthening our communities, while also encouraging philanthropy and community involvement – just as Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry does. That is a very commendable attitude for a company to have AND put into action.”

“This gift will give back to so many in need within our community. It will pay for approximately 400 pounds of donated large game and livestock, which will then be distributed to area hunger-relief agencies – providing over 1,500 meals to resident in need within this community,” said Deb Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. Even as the economy is improving, many hardworking Hoosiers are still living paycheck to paycheck. Indiana residents who must regularly choose between paying bills and buying groceries, continue to struggle to stay afloat but become even more in debt. In Indiana, approximately 1 out of every 4 households with children – report an inability to afford enough food to feed their family. Those affected by food insecurity are often at high-risk for obesity and diet-related diseases due to the lack of quality in the foods that they can afford. Protein, one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development in children and young adults, is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry assists in meeting basic needs within each county it serves. By assisting individuals and families that are struggling with this situation, the organization gives families the ability to avoid hunger and not have to choose between bills and groceries – allowing those aging and vulnerable populations to get back on track to hunger-free, independent living.  In the last six years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute over 942,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing almost 3.8 million meals to Hoosiers in need.

Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to our “Meat” the Need program, raises financial support to pay processing fees on these donations, and gives this nutritious meat to hunger relief-agencies within Indiana. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them (and farmers may write-off fair market value on taxes!), by taking large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area.  The donation will be processed, packaged in 1- to 2-pound packages, and frozen, or canned. Local hunger-relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community in which it was donated. The individuals and families that Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry serves are reached through food banks and other hunger- relief agencies whose services are strictly for low income and poor populations. To date, the program has 85 participating meat processors working within 85 counties in Indiana to ensure residents in need are served.

 Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is accepting donations to fund our “Meat” the Need program throughout Indiana and is continuously looking for volunteers to help us in our efforts to feed the hungry and reduce hunger issues throughout Indiana. For more information on the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program, its services and to find participating meat processors in your area, or to find out how you can help, please visit www.HoosiersFeedingtheHungry.org.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is funded in part by a grant from Kosciusko County Community Foundation

Warsaw, Ind. – The Kosciusko County Community Foundation has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program a grant in the amount of $5,000.00 from the John R. and Joan Bradway Fund.  This grant will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donations of large game and livestock within Kosciusko County. Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to our “Meat” the Need program, raises financial support to pay processing fees on these donations, and gives this nutritious meat to hunger relief-agencies within Indiana. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them (and farmers may write-off fair market value on taxes!), by taking large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area.  The donation will be processed, packaged in 1- to 2-pound packages, and frozen, or canned. Local hunger-relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community in which it was donated. The individuals and families that Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry serves are reached through food banks and other hunger- relief agencies whose services are strictly for low income and poor populations.

“The grant provided by the Foundation will pay for approximately 3,900 pounds of donated large game and livestock in Kosciusko County, which will then be distributed to area hunger-relief agencies – providing almost 15,400 meals to residents in need within this community,” said Deb Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. Even as the economy is improving, many hardworking Hoosiers are still living paycheck to paycheck. Indiana residents who must regularly choose between paying bills and buying groceries, continue to struggle to stay afloat but become even more in debt. In Indiana, approximately 1 out of every 4 households with children – report an inability to afford enough food to feed their family. Those affected by food insecurity are often at high-risk for obesity and diet-related diseases due to the lack of quality in the foods that they can afford. Protein, one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development in children and young adults, is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry assists in meeting basic needs within each county it serves. By assisting individuals and families that are struggling with this situation, the organization gives families the ability to avoid hunger and not have to choose between bills and groceries – allowing those aging and vulnerable populations to get back on track to hunger-free, independent living.  In the last six years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute over 942,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing almost 3.8 million meals to Hoosiers in need.

“To date, we have 85 participating meat processors working within 85 counties in Indiana to ensure residents in need are served,” shared Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry will partner with Bales Butcher Shop for donations in Kosciusko County.” Donations will be given to hunger relief agencies such as Combined Community Services, Fellowship Mission, Harvest with a Heart, Salvation Army, and Serenity House.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is accepting donations to fund our “Meat” the Need program throughout Indiana and is continuously looking for volunteers to help us in our efforts to feed the hungry and reduce hunger issues throughout Indiana. For more information on the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program, its services and to find participating meat processors in your area, or to find out how you can help, please visit www.HoosiersFeedingtheHungry.org.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is funded in part by a grant from Kiwanis Club of Northside Evansville

Evansville, Ind. – The Kiwanis Club of Northside Evansville has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program a grant in the amount of $300.00.  These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donations of large game and livestock. Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to our “Meat” the Need program, raises financial support to pay processing fees on these donations, and gives this nutritious meat to hunger relief-agencies within Indiana. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them (and farmers may write-off fair market value on taxes!), by taking large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area.  The donation will be processed, packaged in 1- to 2-pound packages, and frozen, or canned. Local hunger-relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community in which it was donated. The individuals and families that Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry serves are reached through food banks and other hunger- relief agencies whose services are strictly for low income and poor populations.

“The grant provided by the Club will pay for approximately 230 pounds of donated large game and livestock in Vanderburgh County, which will then be distributed to area hunger-relief agencies – providing almost 950 meals to resident in need within this community,” said Deb Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. Even as the economy is improving, many hardworking Hoosiers are still living paycheck to paycheck. Indiana residents who must regularly choose between paying bills and buying groceries, continue to struggle to stay afloat but become even more in debt. In Indiana, approximately 1 out of every 4 households with children – report an inability to afford enough food to feed their family. Those affected by food insecurity are often at high-risk for obesity and diet-related diseases due to the lack of quality in the foods that they can afford. Protein, one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development in children and young adults, is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry assists in meeting basic needs within each county it serves. By assisting individuals and families that are struggling with this situation, the organization gives families the ability to avoid hunger and not have to choose between bills and groceries – allowing those aging and vulnerable populations to get back on track to hunger-free, independent living.  In the last six years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute over 942,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing almost 3.8 million meals to Hoosiers in need.

“To date, we have 85 participating meat processors working within 85 counties in Indiana to ensure residents in need are served,” shared Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry will partner with Dewig Brothers Packing Co., Kenny Dewig Meat Processing, and Tony Rutledge Deer Processing, to provide this much needed food staple to local agencies within Vanderburgh County.” Donations will be given to hunger relief agencies such as Zion Lippe Church of Christ, Tri-State Food Bank, Christian Life Center, Evansville Rescue Mission, Potters Wheel, United Caring, and the YMCA.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is accepting donations to fund our “Meat” the Need program throughout Indiana and is continuously looking for volunteers to help us in our efforts to feed the hungry and reduce hunger issues throughout Indiana. For more information on the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program, its services and to find participating meat processors in your area, or to find out how you can help, please visit www.HoosiersFeedingtheHungry.org.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is funded in part by a grant from 3 Rivers Credit Union Foundation

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The 3 Rivers Credit Union Foundation has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program a grant in the amount of $2,500.00.  These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donations of large game and livestock. Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to our “Meat” the Need program, raises financial support to pay processing fees on these donations, and gives this nutritious meat to hunger relief-agencies within Indiana. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them (and farmers may write-off fair market value on taxes!), by taking large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area.  The donation will be processed, packaged in 1- to 2-pound packages, and frozen, or canned. Local hunger-relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community in which it was donated. The individuals and families that Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry serves are reached through food banks and other hunger- relief agencies whose services are strictly for low income and poor populations.

 

“The grant provided by the Foundation will pay for approximately 1,950 pounds of donated large game and livestock in Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Wells, and Whitley County, which will then be distributed to area hunger-relief agencies – providing over 7,600 meals to resident in need within this community,” said Deb Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. Even as the economy is improving, many hardworking Hoosiers are still living paycheck to paycheck. Indiana residents who must regularly choose between paying bills and buying groceries, continue to struggle to stay afloat but become even more in debt. In Indiana, approximately 1 out of every 4 households with children – report an inability to afford enough food to feed their family. Those affected by food insecurity are often at high-risk for obesity and diet-related diseases due to the lack of quality in the foods that they can afford. Protein, one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development in children and young adults, is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry assists in meeting basic needs within each county it serves. By assisting individuals and families that are struggling with this situation, the organization gives families the ability to avoid hunger and not have to choose between bills and groceries – allowing those aging and vulnerable populations to get back on track to hunger-free, independent living.  In the last six years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute over 942,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing almost 3.8 million meals to Hoosiers in need.

 

“To date, we have 85 participating meat processors working within 85 counties in Indiana to ensure residents in need are served,” shared Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry will partner with the Local processors in each county, to provide this much needed food staple to local agencies.” These processors include –

Adams:           Manley Meats

Allen:              Custom Quality Meats North, E & L Farm and Processing, Feder Meats, Jamison Meats, Lengacher Meats, Messman Meats, New Haven Custom Meats

DeKalb:           D & D Meat Processing, Pettisville Meats

Wells:              Gerber Locker, Lengerich Meats

Whitley:          Krider’s Meat Processing

Donations will be given to hunger relief agencies such as Community Harvest Food Bank, RSVP, Wells County Back Pack Program, Hero Meal/Decatur Church of God, DCIC, Community Care Food Pantry, Agape Respite Care, Bread of Life Food Pantry, Compassionate Ministries, Lord’s Table Food Pantry, Monroe Food Bank, Monroe Methodist Church, Operation Help, Coburns Corners Church of Christ, Serenity House, Shelter Ministries, Churubusco Church, Whitley County Area Emergency, and many more!

 

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is accepting donations to fund our “Meat” the Need program throughout Indiana and is continuously looking for volunteers to help us in our efforts to feed the hungry and reduce hunger issues throughout Indiana. For more information on the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program, its services and to find participating meat processors in your area, or to find out how you can help, please visit www.HoosiersFeedingtheHungry.org.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is funded in part by a grant from Trinity United Methodist Church

Evansville, Ind. – The Trinity United Methodist Church has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program a grant in the amount of $1,500.00.  These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donations of large game and livestock. Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to our “Meat” the Need program, raises financial support to pay processing fees on these donations, and gives this nutritious meat to hunger relief-agencies within Indiana. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them (and farmers may write-off fair market value on taxes!), by taking large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area.  The donation will be processed, packaged in 1- to 2-pound packages, and frozen, or canned. Local hunger-relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community in which it was donated. The individuals and families that Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry serves are reached through food banks and other hunger- relief agencies whose services are strictly for low income and poor populations.

 

“The grant provided by the Church will pay for approximately 1,150 pounds of donated large game and livestock in Vanderburgh County, which will then be distributed to area hunger-relief agencies – providing over 4,600 meals to resident in need within this community,” said Deb Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. Even as the economy is improving, many hardworking Hoosiers are still living paycheck to paycheck. Indiana residents who must regularly choose between paying bills and buying groceries, continue to struggle to stay afloat but become even more in debt. In Indiana, approximately 1 out of every 4 households with children – report an inability to afford enough food to feed their family. Those affected by food insecurity are often at high-risk for obesity and diet-related diseases due to the lack of quality in the foods that they can afford. Protein, one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development in children and young adults, is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry assists in meeting basic needs within each county it serves. By assisting individuals and families that are struggling with this situation, the organization gives families the ability to avoid hunger and not have to choose between bills and groceries – allowing those aging and vulnerable populations to get back on track to hunger-free, independent living.  In the last six years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute over 942,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing almost 3.8 million meals to Hoosiers in need.

 

“To date, we have 85 participating meat processors working within 85 counties in Indiana to ensure residents in need are served,” shared Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry will partner with Dewig Brothers Packing Co., Kenny Dewig Meat Processing, and Tony Rutledge Deer Processing, to provide this much needed food staple to local agencies within Vanderburgh County.” Donations will be given to hunger relief agencies such as Zion Lippe Church of Christ, Tri-State Food Bank, Christian Life Center, Evansville Rescue Mission, Potters Wheel, United Caring, and the YMCA.

 

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is accepting donations to fund our “Meat” the Need program throughout Indiana and is continuously looking for volunteers to help us in our efforts to feed the hungry and reduce hunger issues throughout Indiana. For more information on the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program, its services and to find participating meat processors in your area, or to find out how you can help, please visit www.HoosiersFeedingtheHungry.org.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is funded in part by a grant from Trinity United Methodist Church

Evansville, Ind. – The Trinity United Methodist Church has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program a grant in the amount of $1,500.00.  These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donations of large game and livestock. Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to our “Meat” the Need program, raises financial support to pay processing fees on these donations, and gives this nutritious meat to hunger relief-agencies within Indiana. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them (and farmers may write-off fair market value on taxes!), by taking large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area.  The donation will be processed, packaged in 1- to 2-pound packages, and frozen, or canned. Local hunger-relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community in which it was donated. The individuals and families that Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry serves are reached through food banks and other hunger- relief agencies whose services are strictly for low income and poor populations.

 

“The grant provided by the Church will pay for approximately 1,150 pounds of donated large game and livestock in Vanderburgh County, which will then be distributed to area hunger-relief agencies – providing over 4,600 meals to resident in need within this community,” said Deb Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. Even as the economy is improving, many hardworking Hoosiers are still living paycheck to paycheck. Indiana residents who must regularly choose between paying bills and buying groceries, continue to struggle to stay afloat but become even more in debt. In Indiana, approximately 1 out of every 4 households with children – report an inability to afford enough food to feed their family. Those affected by food insecurity are often at high-risk for obesity and diet-related diseases due to the lack of quality in the foods that they can afford. Protein, one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development in children and young adults, is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry assists in meeting basic needs within each county it serves. By assisting individuals and families that are struggling with this situation, the organization gives families the ability to avoid hunger and not have to choose between bills and groceries – allowing those aging and vulnerable populations to get back on track to hunger-free, independent living.  In the last six years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute over 942,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing almost 3.8 million meals to Hoosiers in need.

 

“To date, we have 85 participating meat processors working within 85 counties in Indiana to ensure residents in need are served,” shared Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry will partner with Dewig Brothers Packing Co., Kenny Dewig Meat Processing, and Tony Rutledge Deer Processing, to provide this much needed food staple to local agencies within Vanderburgh County.” Donations will be given to hunger relief agencies such as Zion Lippe Church of Christ, Tri-State Food Bank, Christian Life Center, Evansville Rescue Mission, Potters Wheel, United Caring, and the YMCA.

 

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is accepting donations to fund our “Meat” the Need program throughout Indiana and is continuously looking for volunteers to help us in our efforts to feed the hungry and reduce hunger issues throughout Indiana. For more information on the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program, its services and to find participating meat processors in your area, or to find out how you can help, please visit www.HoosiersFeedingtheHungry.org.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is funded in part by a grant from Sam’s Club #8174

Merrillville, Ind. – Sam’s Club #8174 has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program a grant in the amount of $1,000.00.  These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donations of large game and livestock. Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to our “Meat” the Need program, raises financial support to pay processing fees on these donations, and gives this nutritious meat to hunger relief-agencies within Indiana. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them (and farmers may write-off fair market value on taxes!), by taking large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area.  The donation will be processed, packaged in 1- to 2-pound packages, and frozen, or canned. Local hunger-relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community in which it was donated. The individuals and families that Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry serves are reached through food banks and other hunger- relief agencies whose services are strictly for low income and poor populations.

 

“The grant provided by this store will pay for approximately 775 pounds of donated large game and livestock in Lake County, which will then be distributed to area hunger-relief agencies – providing over 2,300 meals to resident in need within this community,” said Deb Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. Even as the economy is improving, many hardworking Hoosiers are still living paycheck to paycheck. Indiana residents who must regularly choose between paying bills and buying groceries, continue to struggle to stay afloat but become even more in debt. In Indiana, approximately 1 out of every 4 households with children – report an inability to afford enough food to feed their family. Those affected by food insecurity are often at high-risk for obesity and diet-related diseases due to the lack of quality in the foods that they can afford. Protein, one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development in children and young adults, is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry assists in meeting basic needs within each county it serves. By assisting individuals and families that are struggling with this situation, the organization gives families the ability to avoid hunger and not have to choose between bills and groceries – allowing those aging and vulnerable populations to get back on track to hunger-free, independent living.  In the last six years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute over 942,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing almost 3.8 million meals to Hoosiers in need.

 

“To date, we have 85 participating meat processors working within 85 counties in Indiana to ensure residents in need are served,” shared Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry will partner with The Butcher Block and local hunters and farmers, to provide this much needed food staple to local agencies within Lake County.” Donations will be given to hunger relief agencies such as the First Baptist Church Food Bank, Project Love Food Pantry, Salvation Army, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and many more.

 

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is accepting donations to fund our “Meat” the Need program throughout Indiana and is continuously looking for volunteers to help us in our efforts to feed the hungry and reduce hunger issues throughout Indiana. For more information on the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program, its services and to find participating meat processors in your area, or to find out how you can help, please visit www.HoosiersFeedingtheHungry.org.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is funded in part by a grant from Whitetails Unlimited

Ind. – Whitetails Unlimited has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program a grant in the amount of $1,500.00.  These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donations of large game and livestock. Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to our “Meat” the Need program, raises financial support to pay processing fees on these donations, and gives this nutritious meat to hunger relief-agencies within Indiana. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them (and farmers may write-off fair market value on taxes!), by taking large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area.  The donation will be processed, packaged in 1- to 2-pound packages, and frozen, or canned. Local hunger-relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community in which it was donated. The individuals and families that Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry serves are reached through food banks and other hunger- relief agencies whose services are strictly for low income and poor populations.

 

“The grant provided by Whitetails Unlimited will pay for approximately 1,150 pounds of donated large game and livestock in Indiana, which will then be distributed to area hunger-relief agencies – providing over 4,600 meals to resident in need within this community,” said Deb Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. Even as the economy is improving, many hardworking Hoosiers are still living paycheck to paycheck. Indiana residents who must regularly choose between paying bills and buying groceries, continue to struggle to stay afloat but become even more in debt. In Indiana, approximately 1 out of every 4 households with children – report an inability to afford enough food to feed their family. Those affected by food insecurity are often at high-risk for obesity and diet-related diseases due to the lack of quality in the foods that they can afford. Protein, one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development in children and young adults, is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry assists in meeting basic needs within each county it serves. By assisting individuals and families that are struggling with this situation, the organization gives families the ability to avoid hunger and not have to choose between bills and groceries – allowing those aging and vulnerable populations to get back on track to hunger-free, independent living.  In the last six years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute over 942,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing almost 3.8 million meals to Hoosiers in need.

 

“To date, we have 85 participating meat processors working within 85 counties in Indiana to ensure residents in need are served,” shared Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry.

 

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is accepting donations to fund our “Meat” the Need program throughout Indiana and is continuously looking for volunteers to help us in our efforts to feed the hungry and reduce hunger issues throughout Indiana. For more information on the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program, its services and to find participating meat processors in your area, or to find out how you can help, please visit www.HoosiersFeedingtheHungry.org.