Gibson County Community Foundation has awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant in the amount of $2,500. 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 Gibson County.
According to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap, there are 3,700 people in Gibson County who regularly struggle with food insecurity – 1,210 of which are children. More than ever, families are struggling to buy groceries. The funds provided will allow Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry to pay for the processing of approximately 2,100 pounds of donated livestock and deer – providing over 8,600 more meals through local hunger relief agencies. “We are so thankful to have the Gibson County Community Foundation support our effort in responding to the needs of those in their 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.