Donation provide meat to hungry

Staff Reports

The Walmart store at 2025 Merchants Mile in Columbus has awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry $800 for its Meat the Need program.

The funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for approximately 600 pounds of donated meat in Bartholomew County, which will then be distributed to area hunger relief agencies. The processed meat will provide almost 2,400 meals to residents in need, according to a news release.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to the 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.

The intent of the program is to provide nutritious meat to hunger relief agencies within Indiana to help build stronger, healthier communities by helping to meet the basic needs.

For more information on the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program, to find participating meat processors in your area or how you can help, go online at hoosiersfeeding