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SCI REMC Grant Benefits Hoosiers Feeding The Hungry ‘Meat The Need’

South Central Indiana REMC has awarded $2,500 from its Membership Fund for Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program. These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for approximately 1,900 pounds of donated meat in Morgan, Owen, Brown, Monroe, Johnson, Clay, and Putnam counties, which will then be distributed to area hunger relief agencies – providing over 7,400 meals to residents in need.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry facilitates the donation and processing of large game and livestock through its “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, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has 90 participating meat processors working in 85 counties in Indiana. The organization will be working with Gleaners

Food Bank, Hoosier Hills Food Bank, and local meat processors, to ensure residents and hunger relief agencies have access to this nutritious meat.

In the last five years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute over 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, its services and to find participating meat processors in your area, or to find out how you can help, visit www.HoosiersFeedingtheHungry.org.

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