Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry Receives Grant Award from South Central Indiana REMC

The South Central Indiana REMC has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program a grant in the amount of $2,500.00 through the SCI Membership Community Fund.  These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donated large game and livestock. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to their “Meat” the Need program. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them, by taking large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area.  The donation will be processed, packaged, and frozen. 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 funds provided by the SCI REMC will pay for approximately 1,900 pounds of donated large game and livestock in Indiana, which will then be distributed to area hunger relief agencies – providing meals to over 19,600 households in need within south central Indiana.” Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s Executive Director, Deb Treesh said. Approximately 1 out of every 4 households within Indiana (that have children) report an inability to be able to afford enough food to feed their family and over 30% of Hoosiers regularly have to choose between paying bills or buying food. 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. According to a US Census report, the population of Indiana is approximately 6,633,050 (23.9% of which are under the age of 18) with 14.5% of the population living below the poverty level – that is over 961,793 residents in need of food additional services.

“To date, we have 82 participating meat processors working within 85 counties in Indiana to ensure residents in need are served.” Amber Zecca, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry Fund Development Director shared. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry will partner with Rices Quality Farm Meats, Fender 4-Star Processing, Archers Meats, Wabash Clay Custom Meats, Jack’s Fine Foods, Scobee’s Processing, Gleaners Food Bank and Hoosier Hills Food Bank, to provide this nutritious meat within the SCI REMC service area.

Through this effort, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is able to provide nutritious meat to hunger relief agencies within Indiana building stronger, healthier communities by helping to meet the basic needs within each community, getting them back on track to hunger-free, independent living. Their aim is to also improve the general health of individuals/families in need by helping to provide them with this nutritious source of protein for a healthier, more balanced diet –getting them back on track to hunger-free, independent living.  In the last six years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute almost 838,500 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing over 3 million meals to Hoosiers in need.

2017 Meat the Need Benefit Registration Now Open!

HOOSIERS FEEDING THE HUNGRY

Presents

‘MEAT’ the Need Benefit

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Doors Open at 4:00pm

Buffet-Style Dinner at 6:00pm (Catered by Dutch Heritage)

Auction 7:30pm

NEW Location:

Middaugh Hall, 708 S. Union Street, Auburn, IN 46706

Event Includes: RAFFLES, SILENT, & LIVE AUCTIONS

MUST PRE-REGISTER!!!

You must pre-register by September 1, 2017 to attend. Tickets will not be sold the day of the event.

CLICK HERE to download the registration form

or

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

or Call (260)541-0365 or (260)357-9619 for more information!

Thanks to your support, we have provided over 3 MILLION meals to families in need throughout Indiana!!!!

Auctions Sponsored by Hoover Auctions

Over $20,000 worth of prizes!

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation

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Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry Receives a Grant from the NRA Foundation

The NRA Foundation 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 donated large game and livestock. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to their “Meat” the Need program. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them, by taking large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area.  The donation will be processed, packaged, and frozen. 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 funds provided by the NRA Foundation will pay for approximately 800 pounds of donated large game and livestock in Indiana, which will then be distributed to area hunger relief agencies – providing meals to over 7,800 households in need within Indiana.” Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s Executive Director, Deb Treesh said. Approximately 1 out of every 4 households within Indiana (that have children) report an inability to be able to afford enough food to feed their family and over 30% of Hoosiers regularly have to choose between paying bills or buying food. 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. “According to a US Census report, the population of Indiana is approximately 6,633,050 (23.9% of which are under the age of 18) with 14.5% of the population living below the poverty level – that is over 961,793 residents in need of food additional services. To date, we have 90 participating meat processors working within 85 counties in Indiana to ensure residents in need are served.” Amber Zecca, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry Fund Development Director shared.

Through this effort, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is able to provide nutritious meat to hunger relief agencies within Indiana building stronger, healthier communities by helping to meet the basic needs within each community, getting them back on track to hunger-free, independent living. Their aim is to also improve the general health of individuals/families in need by helping to provide them with this nutritious source of protein for a healthier, more balanced diet –getting them back on track to hunger-free, independent living.  In the last six years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute almost 757,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing over 3 million meals to Hoosiers in need.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry Receives Grant from the Franklin County Community Foundation

The Franklin County Community Foundation has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program a grant in the amount of $3,000.00.  These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donated large game and livestock. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to their “Meat” the Need program. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them, by taking large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area.  The donation will be processed, packaged, and frozen. 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 funds provided by the Community Foundation will pay for approximately 2,300 pounds of donated large game and livestock in Franklin County, which will then be distributed to area hunger relief agencies – providing meals to almost 24,370 households in need within Brookville and surrounding areas.” Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s Executive Director, Deb Treesh said. Approximately 1 out of every 4 households within Indiana (that have children) report an inability to be able to afford enough food to feed their family and over 30% of Hoosiers regularly have to choose between paying bills or buying food. 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.

According to a US Census report, the population of Franklin County is approximately 22,715 (24.2% of which are under the age of 18) with 9.9% of the population living below the poverty level – that is almost 2,250 residents in need of food additional services.”

“To date, we have 90 participating meat processors working within 85 counties in Indiana.  We will be working with Kaiser Meats, Gleaners Food Bank, and numerous other hunger relief agencies, to assist us in providing meat to Franklin County residents in need of additional food services.” Amber Zecca, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry Fund Development Director shared.

Through this effort, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is able to provide nutritious meat to hunger relief agencies within Indiana building stronger, healthier communities by helping to meet the basic needs within each community, getting them back on track to hunger-free, independent living. Their aim is to also improve the general health of individuals/families in need by helping to provide them with this nutritious source of protein for a healthier, more balanced diet –getting them back on track to hunger-free, independent living.  In the last six years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute almost 757,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing over 3 million meals to Hoosiers in need.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry Receives a Grant Award for $1,000 from Noble County REMC

Noble County REMC has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program a grant award of $1,000.00.  These funds were requested for our organization by Kevin Dreibelbis, a donor advisor of the fund and Operation Round Up Board President. The funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for approximately 775 pounds of donated large game and livestock in Noble County, which will then be distributed to area hunger relief agencies – providing meals to almost 8,000 households in need.

Approximately 1 out of every 4 households within Indiana (that have children) report an inability to be able to afford enough food to feed their family and over 30% of Hoosiers regularly have to choose between paying bills or buying food. 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 encourages the donation of large game and livestock to our “Meat” the Need program. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them, by taking large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area.  The butcher will process, package, and freeze the meat. 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, where funding is available.  Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry raises financial support to pay the bills for processing. To date, we have 90 participating meat processors working within 85 counties in Indiana. We will be working with LaOtto Meats, Community Harvest Food, Friendship Food Pantry, Central Noble Food Pantry, and Community Table Food Pantry, to serve Noble County residents in need of additional food services.

Through this effort, we are able to provide nutritious meat to hunger relief agencies within Indiana building stronger, healthier communities by helping to meet the basic needs within each community, getting them back on track to hunger-free, independent living. We aim to improve the general health of individuals/families in need by helping to provide them with this nutritious source of protein for a healthier, more balanced diet –getting them back on track to hunger-free, independent living.  In the last six years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute almost 757,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing over 3 million meals to Hoosiers in need.

Open House

Open House 04/08/2017!

We would like to invite you to come and see our new office!

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry was founded in 2011 with a focus on reducing hunger issues throughout Indiana and a mission of making a positive impact on the quality of life for Hoosiers by providing nutritious meat to hunger relief agencies within Indiana. Since its establishment, the organization has been operating out of the home of its Executive Director and Founder, Deb Treesh, in Corunna, Indiana.   The organization currently operates with just one full-time and one part-time employee because, as with any nonprofit organization, they are always looking to keep overhead expenses extremely low.  In the last six years, they have paid the processing fees on approximately 645,000 pounds of donated large game and livestock – providing almost 2.6 million meals to Hoosiers in need.  Due to the outstanding growth of the organization, it was definitely time to find a larger work space.

Thank you to the many donors and volunteers that made this move possible!   The Treesh Brothers – Dave, Doug, Dana, and Dennis, Pranger Enterprises, Weller Electric, MidWest Exteriors (Jarrod Freed), Kaufman Well Drilling, Inc., Jimelle Flooring Inc., Carter Lumber, Big C Lumber, Auburn Hardwood Mouldings, Interior Images (John Dudash), Hixson Sand & Gravel Inc., Angola Housing Authority, Walmart Distribution Center, Garrett Chamber of Commerce, and Garrett Do-it-Best Hardware, Walmart Distribution Center, Serenity House, Edward King Sr., Missy O’Conner, Melissa McCann, John Taylor, Matt Hause, Eric Wagaman, Andy Clugh, Paul Zecca, and Molly Rosebury.  Your generosity and kindness will allow Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry to thrive and grow, letting us feed many more in need.

We will be having an open house on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:00 p.m. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. New location:  4490A State Road 327, Garrett, IN

Thank you and we can’t wait to see you there!

Debra Treesh

Executive Director

(260)541-0365

treesh@hoosiersfeedingthehungry.org

Amber Zecca

Community Development Director

(260)357-9619

amber@hoosiersfeedingthehungry.org

52 Week Gun Giveaway Results

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is giving away 52 guns in 52 weeks!

All proceeds will help us provide meat to hunger relief agencies within Indiana.

Winners will be announced every Wednesday for 52 weeks, beginning March 1, 2017.

Thanks to everyone’s support last year, we donated enough meat to provide over 900,000 meals! This year, our goal is one million meals! Thank you for all of your support.

 

Drawing Date Gun Winning Number
03/01/2017 Smith & Wesson M&PC 22Pistol 109
03/08/2017 High Point C9 Pistol 97
03/15/2017 Heritage Arms Rough Rider Revolver 580
03/22/2017 EAA Witness 1911 Pistol 456
03/29/2017 Amer Tac Shotgun 837
04/05/2017 Dickinson 212-SR Auto Shot 590
04/12/2017 Weatherby PA-08 Shotgun 12 742
04/19/2017 Winchester SXP Shotgun 12 410
04/26/2017 Ruger Amer Pred Rifle 223 864
05/03/2017 Ruger Amer Rifle 270 952
05/10/2017 Savage Axis Scope Rifle 432
05/17/2017 Mossberg 702 Pink 22LR 510
05/24/2017 Kel Tec P-11 Pistol 9 MM 153
05/31/2017 Dickenson xx3B Combo Shotgun 750
06/7/2017 CVA Scout Rifle 344 MAg 624
06/14/2017 GLock 17 FS Pistol 9MM 838
06/21/2017 NAA Mini Revolver 22 Mag 879
06/28/2017 Taurus 738 Pistol 380 888
07/05/2017 Charter Arms Undercover Revolver 38 Special 211
07/12/2017 H & R Pardner Shotgun 20 Gauge 195
07/19/2017 Mossberg 817 Rifle 17HMR 926
07/26/2017 Mossberg 702 Rifle 22LR 423
08/02/2017 Rossi MP 410 22 Shotgun/Rifle 410/22LR 533
08/09/2017 Thompson Center Inpact 114
08/16/2017 Smith and Wesson M & P Shield Pistol 9mm 995
08/23/2017 Smith and Wesson M & P C 22 Pistol 788
08/30/2017 Dickenson xx38 550
09/06/2017 Ruger American Rifle 243 194
09/13/2017 Savage Axis Scope 044
09/20/2017 Kel Tec P 11 Pistol 9mm 322
09/27/2017 Dickenson XX3B Shotgug 921
10/4/2017 CVA Wolf Muzzleloader 027
10/11/2017 GLock 21 Gen 4 Pistol 065
10/18/2017 Glock 30S Pistol 45 318
10/25/2017 NAA Mini Rev Revolver 22 Mag 819
11/1/2017 GLock 22FSPistol45Acp 503
11/8/2017 Taurus 709 624
11/15/2017 Taurus PT111 Pistol 9mm 457
11/22/2017 Henry H002B 694
12/06/2017 H & R Shotgun 780