The Lawrence County Community Foundation awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry funds to aid in hunger relief efforts in the form of a grant totaling $1,500. These funds will be used to pay processing fees on livestock donated to agencies serving food-insecure residents within Lawrence County.
According to Feeding America, approximately 6,000 Lawrence County residents regularly struggle with food insecurity – 1,800 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 and these agencies continue to face increased demand during these uncertain times.” said Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “Proper nutrition is vital to the health of all Hoosiers. That is why protein is so important, and sadly, it is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain, especially now.”
“Lawrence County Community Foundation’s contribution will allow us to continue and expand on our mission of hunger relief by providing 5,000 more meals through local hunger relief agencies. We are so grateful for the continued support of 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.