The Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program received a $500 grant for its “Meat” the Need 2015 program from the westside Walmart in Columbus.
The money will help Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourage hunters and farmers to donate large game or livestock to participating butchers to be processed, picked up by local hunger relief agencies and distributed within the county in which it was donated. There is no charge to donors.
The grant will be used to help Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry pay processing fees for about 375 pounds of donated meat in Bartholomew County, which will then be distributed to area hunger relief agencies, providing almost 1,500 meals to residents in need.
Protein, which is vital to brain and body development, is the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain. About 1 in 4 households within Indiana that have children report an inability to be able to afford enough food to feed their family, and more than 30 percent of Hoosiers regularly have to choose between paying bills or buying food.
For more information about Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, go online at hoosiersfeedingthehungry.org.