(Auburn, Indiana) –– Metal Technologies employees recently gave Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a gift of $1,000. According to President Matthew Fetter, every Christmas season, Metal Technologies provides an opportunity for its’ employees to participate in MTI Caring Christmas by giving them the opportunity to vote for their favorite charities, with the top 5 charities receiving donations. These funds will help Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry pay processing fees for large game and livestock donations within DeKalb County. The processed meat will then be given to area hunger-relief agencies.
According to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap, almost 5,000 DeKalb County residents regularly struggle with food insecurity – 1,700 of which are children. Deb Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, said that the funds received will be used to pay processing fees on donated livestock and deer, with the meat being given to agencies serving food-insecure residents within Posey County.
“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.” said Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “To donate, farmers and hunters just need to take their livestock or deer to a local participating meat processor (call ahead to schedule livestock). After processing, local food banks and pantries are called to pick up the donation. There is absolutely no charge to the livestock and deer donors.”
“Metal Technologies employee’s contribution will allow us to continue and expand on our mission of hunger relief by providing over 3,000 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.” said Debra Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry.