Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, $2,500

A $2,500 grant went to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry (HFTH). This organization was established in 2011 and its mission is “Making a positive impact on the quality of life for all Hoosiers by providing nutritious meat to hunger relief agencies within Indiana…one pound at a time.” A grant of $2,500 will fund the processing costs of deer or livestock donated by hunters or farmers to hunger relief agencies in Boone County as well as to the United Methodist Children’s Home. A common struggle for Lebanon Community of Shalom, which provides a hot meal to anyone twice per week, is securing and providing meat. Lisa Williams, Shalom Program Director stated that enough venison was donated last year to provide 150 meals, “The value of this program is awesome because providing meat to our guests is expensive. We are so grateful.” This Old Farm Meats in Colfax, IN is just one of many processors that work with Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. Kristy Miller of This Old Farm said, “Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry makes the process so easy and we are happy to work with them. This is a really easy way to give back to the community.” This program has already provided meats to The Caring Center, Zionsville Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, Lebanon Community of Shalom and the United Methodist Children’s Home and this grant will allow for more meat donations.

How Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry works:

  1. You have deer or livestock you wish to donate to an eligible food pantry in Boone County.
  2. Take your game or livestock to This Old Farm Meats in Colfax (765-324-2161), MRC Deer Processing (765-891-9265) and let them know you wish to donate it to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry for distribution to your chosen organization.
  3. The cost of processing is paid for by Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. All of the meat is ground and packaged in specially marked, one pound packages.
  4. As the donor, you may request that your donation go to a specific eligible nonprofit organization of your choice. If you have no specific request, it will be distributed where known need is the greatest.
  5. The processor does not issue a donation receipt. If you’re interested in the tax deduction, for deer, you may write off the cost of the deer tag purchased using your own receipt. For livestock, you may write off the market value of the animal. Of course, always consult your tax preparer for final determination of deductibility. The main office of HFTH will issue a receipt upon request.

To learn more about Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, visit their website at www.HoosiersFeedingTheHungry.org. You may also contact them by phone at 260-541-0365, email amber@hoosiersfeedingthehungry.org, or by message on Facebook at @HoosiersFeedingTheHungry



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