Huntington, Indiana – American Legion Post 7 has contributed $500 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need Initiative, helping to ensure that hunger relief agencies serving food-insecure residents within Huntington County continue to have access to nutritious meat.
“According to Feeding America, an estimated 6,000 Huntington County residents regularly struggle with food insecurity – 1,940 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.”
Post 7’s contribution will cover the processing cost of approximately 400 pounds of donated livestock and deer – providing over 1,600 more meals through local hunger relief agencies.
“We are so grateful to American Legion Post 7 for supporting 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.