Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s reminds all hunters about their deer donation program! After you’ve filled your freezer you can help feed those in need within our community by donating to the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the need program. Just take your deer in to your local meat processor/butcher shop and tell them you would like to donate it to the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program. There is NO charge to you! The program will pay the processing fees and give this nutritious meat to the Marshall County Neighborhood Center and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
Approximately 1 out of every 5 households within Indiana, that have children, report an inability to be able to afford enough food to feed their family. Those affected by food insecurity are often at high-risk for obesity and diet-related diseases due to the lack of quality in the foods that they can afford and protein, one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development in children and young adults, is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain.
Even as the economy is improving, many hardworking Hoosiers are still living paycheck to paycheck. Indiana residents who have to regularly choose between paying bills and buying groceries, continue to struggle to stay afloat but become even more in debt.
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry works to assist in meeting basic needs within each county they serve. By assisting individuals and families that are struggling with this situation, they are giving them the ability to avoid hunger and not have to choose between bills and groceries – allowing those aging and vulnerable populations to get back on track to hunger-free, independent living.
Over 3,000 pounds of meat were provided to families in Marshall County last year.
Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to our “Meat” the Need program, raises financial support to pay processing fees on these donations, and gives this nutritious meat to hunger relief agencies within Indiana. We are always accepting donations to fund our “Meat” the Need program throughout Indiana and are continuously looking for volunteers to help us in our efforts to feed the hungry and reduce hunger issues throughout Indiana. 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.