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Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Awards $10,000

Funds applied to “Meat” the Need Initiative to pay meat processing fees on donated livestock and deer.
(Fort Wayne, Indiana) – Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has been awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 by
the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. These funds will be used to provide over 7,500 pounds of
meat to hunger relief agencies serving residents of Allen County.
The Community Foundation grant will be applied to the “Meat” The Need program, wherein hunters,
farmers, and 4-H members donate deer and livestock through a local participating meat processor.
Donations are processed, packaged, and given to area hunger relief agencies for distribution back into the
community in which it was donated. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry pays all processing fees on these
donations so that there is no cost to donors.
“The generous grant from The Community Impact Fund held at the Community Foundation of Greater
Fort Wayne will allow us to continue and expand on our mission of hunger relief by providing over
15,000 more meals through local hunger relief agencies within Allen County.” Said Debra Treesh,
Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “We are so grateful for the continued support of our
efforts in responding to the needs of those in the community facing hunger.”
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is accepting donations of livestock and deer, as well as monetary donations
to help with processing fees. 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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