(Fort Wayne, Indiana) – Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc. has donated $2,500 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry to fund processing fees on livestock donated to agencies serving food-insecure residents in Allen County.
Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, more than ever, families are struggling to buy groceries. Meat provides one of the most important nutrients (protein) that is vital to the growth and development of children and the health of all Hoosiers. Sadly, it is also one of the most expensive and hardest commodities for hunger relief agencies to get.
Food banks, pantries, and soup kitchens continuously work to protect the most vulnerable and under-served in our communities. These uncertain times are putting added stress and strain on many families and individuals throughout our communities and the number of Hoosiers in need has risen drastically. With the spread of COVID-19, these hunger relief agencies are facing increased demand as people lose income due to the measures put in place to slow the spread of infection.
“Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has the opportunity to help farmers and reduce food insecurity by receiving 500 pigs per week. The average cost to process a pig is about $200.00 so that is $100,000 per week that we will need to raise. We are so thankful for Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc. for helping us meet our communities needs right now.” said Debra Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry.
“We are committed to responding to the needs of our communities facing hunger. The funds provided will pay to process about 2,150 pounds of donated livestock – providing 8,600 more meals through area hunger-relief agencies.” shared Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry.