Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant from the Indiana Sportsmen’s Benevolence Fund to be used to serve Indiana residents. These funds will help Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry pay processing fees for deer donations within Indiana. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry says that according to the latest Feeding America Map the Meal Gap report, a third of Indiana residents who are food insecure can’t qualify for assistance. Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry asks area hunters and farmers to take their deer or livestock to a participating meat processor where the donation is processed, packaged and frozen (at no cost to the donor). Local hunger-relief agencies are contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community. According to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, the grant provided by the Indiana DNR will pay to process about 67,600 pounds of donated large game and livestock – providing almost 270,500 more meals through area hunger-relief agencies to residents in need within our communities. On average, the cost of this donated meat is about $1.22 per pound, which is approximately $.30 per meal.
August 31st, 2019|Local News|