Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has received a grant award for $5,000 from Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC
Greensburg, Ind. — Honda Manufacturing of Indiana has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program through a grant award of $5,000.00. These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for approximately 3,800 pounds of donated large game and livestock throughout Indiana, which will then be distributed to area hunger relief agencies – providing almost 15,400 meals to residents in need.
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry pays the processing fees on large game and livestock that is donated by hunters and farmers to our “Meat” the Need program. Hunters and farmers wishing to donate may do so, at no charge to them, by contacting a participating meat processor in their area and taking the large game or livestock in for processing. 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 to ensure residents and hunger relief agencies have access to this nutritious meat.
Through this effort, we are able to provide nutritious meat to hunger relief agencies within Indiana building stronger, healthier communities by helping to meet the basic needs within each community, getting them back on track to hunger-free, independent living. We aim to improve the general health of individuals/families in need by helping to provide them with this nutritious source of protein for a healthier, more balanced diet –getting them back on track to hunger-free, independent living. In the last six years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute almost 757,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing over 3 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.