Indiana – American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry funds to aid in hunger relief efforts in the form of a grant for operating support totaling $5,000.
According to Feeding America, approximately 883,260 Indiana residents regularly struggle with food insecurity – 274,080 of which are children.
“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. “Proper nutrition is vital to the health of all Hoosiers. That is why protein is so important, and sadly, it is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain, especially now.”
“The Dreams Foundation’s contribution will allow us to continue and expand on our mission of hunger relief throughout Indiana. We are so grateful for the continued support of our efforts in responding to the needs of those in the community facing hunger. A meal provided to a person in need means reduced hunger and increased disposable income because they can spend less on food. Right now, that is so important.” said Debra Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry.