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Enbridge Inc. gives $20,000 to aid in hunger relief efforts

Enbridge Inc. has awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry grants in the amount of $20,000. These funds will help to pay processing fees on donated livestock and deer with the meat being given to hunger relief agencies serving food-insecure residents within Lake and Porter counties. According to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap, there are a combined total of 87,220 residents in Lake and Porter counties who regularly struggle with food insecurity – 28,210 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.
The funds provided allow Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry to pay for the processing of approximately 17,000 pounds of donated livestock and deer – providing 69,000 more meals through local hunger relief agencies. “We are so grateful to Enbridge 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.

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