Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Lincoln Financial Group, recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant to be used to serve Allen County residents. “The grant provided by the Foundation will pay to process about 3,700 pounds of donated large game and livestock – providing over 15,000 meals through area hunger-relief agencies to residents in need within our communities,” said Treesh. In the last eight years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute approximately 1.3 million pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing over 5.2 million meals to Hoosiers in need. “To date, we have 87 participating meat processors working throughout Indiana to aid us in our mission and to ensure residents in need are served,” shared Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “In Allen County, we partner with seven local meat processors, Community Harvest Food Bank, and other local hunger-relief agencies to ensure residents have access to this nutritious protein.”
On average, the cost of this donated meat is about $1.30 per pound, which is less than $.30 per meal!