LaGrange County Community Foundation recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry $5,000 to be used to serve LaGrange County residents. This award comes from the Caring Community Grant Making Fund at the Community Foundation.
“The $5,000 in funds will pay to process about 4,300 pounds of donated large game and livestock – providing 17,000 more meals through area hunger-relief agencies to residents in need within their community,” said Treesh. “Partnering with 87 meat processors statewide, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry gives approximately 575,000 pounds of meat annually to an average of 450 hunger relief agencies throughout Indiana,” shared Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “Processors who work hard for LaGrange County AND do all the processing at a reduced rate so that we are able to make grants like this go so much further include Mishler Packing Company, Hallmark Custom Meats, and Homestyle Butchering. These partnerships led to the donation and processing of over 6,700 pounds over the past year. This nutritious protein has been given to and distributed by LaGrange Clothes & Food Basket and Community Harvest Food Bank – providing 26,800 more meals to LaGrange residents!”
On average, the cost of this donated meat is about $1.16 per pound, which is only $.29 per meal!