ANGOLA - A well known agency has helped apply funds to “meat” the need to pay meat processing fees on donated livestock in an effort to combat hunger locally.
The Steuben County United Way recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant totaling $1,500. These funds will be used to pay processing fees on donated livestock – helping to provide meat to hunger relief agencies serving food-insecure residents in Steuben County.
According to Feeding America, over 880,000 people in Indiana are struggling with hunger - 274,000 of which are children. With the spread of COVID-19, these agencies are facing increased demand as people lose income due to the measures put in place to slow the spread of infection.
This grant will allow Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry to pay for the processing of approximately 1,300 pounds of donated livestock – providing over 6,000 more meals through local hunger-relief agencies. Debra Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry says they are thankful to have a partner like Steuben County United Way.
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