The Posey County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc., recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant from its Rapid Response Funds totaling $5,000 to pay processing fees on livestock donated to agencies serving food-insecure residents in Posey County.
“Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has the opportunity to help farmers and reduce food insecurity by receiving 500 pigs per week. The average cost to process a pig is about $200.00 so that is $100,000 per week that we will need to raise. We are so thankful for the Posey County Community Foundation for helping us meet our communities needs right now.” said Debra Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry.
“We are committed to responding to the needs of our communities facing hunger. The funds provided will pay to process about 4,300 pounds of donated livestock – providing over 17,000 more meals through area hunger-relief agencies.” shared Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry.