An Anonymous Donor at the Steuben County Community Foundation awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant totaling $10,000 to fund processing fees on livestock donated to agencies serving food-insecure residents in Steuben County.
Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, more than ever, families are struggling to buy groceries. Meat provides one of the most important nutrients (protein) that is vital to the growth and development of children and the health of all Hoosiers. Sadly, it is also one of the most expensive and hardest commodities for hunger relief agencies to get.
Food banks, pantries, and soup kitchens continuously work to protect the most vulnerable and under-served in our communities. These uncertain times are putting added stress and strain on many families and individuals throughout our communities and the number of Hoosiers in need has risen drastically. With the spread of COVID-19, these hunger relief agencies are facing increased demand as people lose income due to the measures put in place to slow the spread of infection.
On average, the cost of this donated meat is about $1.16 per pound, which is only $.29 per meal!
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