South Bend, Indiana – The Pokagon Fund has awarded a grant for $5,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need Initiative to help ensure hunger relief agencies serving food-insecure residents in South Bend continue to have access to nutritious meat.
According to Feeding America, approximately 36,000 St. Joseph County residents regularly struggle with food insecurity – 11,500 of which are children.
“The Pokagon Fund’s contribution will allow us to continue and expand on our mission of hunger relief throughout South Bend by providing over 16,000 meals. We are so grateful for the support from the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians 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.