INDIANAPOLIS — The Brave Heart Foundation has awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry $2,000 for its “Meat” the Need program.
These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for approximately 1,500 pounds of donated meat, which will then be distributed to area hunger relief agencies, providing more than 6,000 meals to residents in need.
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry facilitates the donation and processing of large game and livestock through 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. 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, 90 participating meat processors are working in 85 counties in Indiana.
The goal is to provide nutritious meat to hunger relief agencies within Indiana building stronger, healthier communities by helping to meet basic needs, getting them back on track to hunger-free, independent living. The program aims to improve the general health of individuals and families in need by helping 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 distribute more than 620,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing almost 2.5 million meals to Hoosiers in need.
For more information on the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program and its services, to find participating meat processors or to find out how to help, click here.
The Brave Heart Foundation exists to assist and support programs that help underserved populations, with special emphasis on children and families through education, health and wellness, and grassroots community action programs and services.