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Decatur County REMC Gives $1,500 to Aid in Hunger Relief

(Greensburg, Indiana) –Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has received a $1,500 award from Operation Roundup
through the Decatur County REMC to support its “Meat” the Need initiative.
According to Feeding America, approximately 12,200 residents of Decatur, Franklin, Jennings, and Ripley
Counties regularly struggle with food insecurity – nearly 30% 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 over 1,000 pounds of donated livestock and deer, with the meat being given to
hunger-relief agencies serving food-insecure residents within the four counties served by the Decatur
County REMC.
“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 grant through Operation Roundup will allow us to continue and expand on our mission of
hunger relief by providing over 4,000 more meals through local hunger relief agencies. 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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