(Vincennes, Indiana) – WIN Energy REMC Community Trust recently donated $2,500 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry to aid in hunger relief efforts. These funds will be used to pay processing fees on donated livestock with the meat being given to hunger relief agencies serving food-insecure residents within the REMC 6-county service area, including the counties of Gibson, Knox, Pike, Posey, Sullivan, and Vigo.
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. These agencies continue to face increased demand during these uncertain times. Proper nutrition is vital to the health of all Hoosiers. That is why protein, an important component of every cell in the body and one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development in children, is so important. Sadly, it is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain, especially now.
The funds provided will allow Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry to pay for the processing of approximately 2,000 pounds of donated livestock – providing 8,000 more meals through local hunger relief agencies.