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$750 Gifted by Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette

Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette Gift to Aid in Hunger Relief
Funds applied to “Meat” the Need Initiative to pay meat processing fees on donated livestock and deer
(Lafayette, Indiana) –Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has received a gift from a The Community Foundation of
Greater Lafayette to support its “Meat” the Need initiative.
According to Feeding America, more than 24,000 residents of Tippecanoe County regularly struggle with
food insecurity – over 5,000 of which are children. Debra Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding
the Hungry, said that the funds received will be used to pay processing fees on nearly 600 pounds of
donated livestock and deer, with the meat being given to agencies serving food-insecure residents within
Tippecanoe County.
“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 due to the lasting effects of the 2020
pandemic.” Said Katie DeForest, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “Protein is
one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development. Sadly, it is also the hardest
commodity for food banks to obtain, especially now with the rising cost of groceries.”
“This generous gift will allow us to continue and expand on our mission of hunger relief by providing
over 2,000 more meals through local hunger relief agencies located in Tippecanoe County. 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.
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 the livestock and deer donors. For a list of
participating meat processors, visit

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