MARION: Kroger, one of the finest and largest grocery retailers in America congratulated and supporting the Hoosiers for doing such amazing job by providing the food. The Kroger Supporting has awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a $10,000 grant to support the “Meat” the Need initiative.
According to Feeding America, about 76,370 North-eastern Indiana residents regularly experience food insecurity 25,210 of whom are children. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry said the money received will be used to pay processing fees for donated cattle and deer, with the meat being provided to agencies serving food-insecure residents within Indiana.
Here’s what the spokesperson Amber Zika stated director of fund development at Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. More than ever, families are besieged to buy groceries. “Food banks, pantries and soup kitchens protect the most vulnerable and underserved in our communities. And these agencies continue to meet rising demand.
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Furthermore, The Kroger Co. Foundation’s contribution will allow us to continue and expand our hunger relief mission by providing more than 30,000 additional meals through local hunger relief agencies. We are very grateful for the continued support of our efforts in responding to the needs of those facing hunger in the community.”. said Debra Trish, CEO of Hoosiers to Feed the Hungry.
In addition, Zika added that farmers and fishermen interested in donating can take their livestock or deer to a participating meat processor. They will have to call ahead to schedule the livestock. Once the meat is processed, food banks and stores in the area are called to collect donations. This is a free service for donors.