The 3Rivers Credit Union Foundation has awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry $6,000 for its “Meat” the Need program. These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for approximately 4,500 pounds of donated meat in Northeast Indiana, which will then be distributed to area hunger relief agencies – providing almost 18,000 meals to residents in need.
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry facilitates the donation and processing of large game and livestock through 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, to ensure Northeast Indiana residents and hunger relief agencies have access to this nutritious meat.
Our goal is 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 five years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute over 645,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing almost 2.6 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.