Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry receives grant

 

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News release from Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry:

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has received a grant award for $2,500 from the Charles W. Kuhne Charitable Foundation

(February 9, 2016) — The Charles W. Kuhne Charitable Foundation has awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry $2,500 for its “Meat” the Need program. These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for approximately 1,900 pounds of donated meat in Allen County, which will then be distributed to area hunger relief agencies – providing almost 7,500 meals to residents in need.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to our “Meat” the Need program. Hunters and farmers wishing to donate may do so by contacting a participating meat processor in their area and taking the large game or livestock in for processing. There is no charge to donors. The butcher will process, package, and freeze the meat. Local hunger relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community in which it was donated, where funding is available. To date, we have 90 participating meat processors working in 85 counties in Indiana.

Our goal is to provide nutritious meat to hunger relief agencies within Indiana to help build stronger, healthier communities by helping to meet the basic needs within each community, getting them back on track to hunger-free, independent living. We would like to help improve the general health of individuals/families in need by working to provide them with this nutritious source of protein for a healthier, more balanced diet.

In the last five years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry have helped to distribute almost 540,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing over 2.1 million meals to Hoosiers in need.

For more information on the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program, its services and to find participating meat processors in your area, or to find out how you can help, please visit www.HoosiersFeedingtheHungry.org.

 

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