The Miami County Community Foundation (MCCF), a fund affiliate of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, 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 Miami County.
According to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap, there are 4,900 people in Miami County who regularly struggle with food insecurity – 1,530 of which are children. The funds provided by MCCF will allow Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry to pay for the processing of approximately 4,300 pounds of donated livestock and deer – providing over 17,000 more meals through local hunger relief agencies. “We are so thankful to have the Miami County Community Foundation support our effort in responding to the needs of those in their 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.