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Unity Foundation of La Porte Gives $2,828 to Aid in Hunger Relief

(Michigan City, Indiana) –Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has received a grant award from the Unity
Foundation of La Porte to support its “Meat” the Need initiative within La Porte County.
According to Feeding America, approximately 15,240 La Porte County Residents regularly struggle with
food insecurity – over 33% of which are children. Debra Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding
the Hungry, said that the funds received will be used to pay processing fees on nearly 2,000 pounds of
donated livestock and deer, with the meat being given to agencies serving food-insecure residents within
La Porte County.
“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 due to the lasting effects of the 2020
pandemic and continued rise in inflation.” Said Katie DeForest, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers
Feeding the Hungry. “Protein is one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development.
Sadly, it is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain, especially now with the rising cost of
“The generous grant from the Unity Foundation of La Porte will allow us to continue and expand on our
mission of hunger relief by providing nearly 8,000 more meals through local hunger relief agencies in La
Porte County. 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.
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. For a list of
participating meat processors, visit

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