The Northeast Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited has awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant in the amount of $5,000. 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 DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, and Steuben counties.
According to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap, there are 16,230 people in Northeast Indiana who regularly struggle with food insecurity – 6,530 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. These agencies continue to face increased demand during these uncertain times. Proper nutrition is vital to the health of all Hoosiers. That is why protein, an important component of every cell in the body and one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development in children, is so important. Sadly, it is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain, especially now.