Hunters needed to help hungry Hoosiers across Indiana

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry (HFTH) is calling on all hunters and landowners with their deer donation program.

Posted: Sep 25, 2019 5:49 PM
Updated: Nov 17, 2019 9:29 PM

GARRETT, Ind. (WFFT) —  Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry (HFTH) is calling on all hunters and landowners with their deer donation program.

After you’ve filled your freezer, HFTH wants help to feed those in need in your area by donating to their “Meat” the Need initiative.

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HFTH says all you need to do is take your deer into your local meat processor or butcher shop and tell them you would like to donate it to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry.

There is no charge for doing that.

HFTH partners with 82 meat processors statewide and encourages the donation of large game and livestock to their program, raises financial support to pay processing fees on these donations and gives this nutritious meat to local hunger relief agencies.

There are many Hoosiers out there who are working, trying to pay their bills, and still can’t afford to put enough food on the table to feed their families.

According to the latest Feeding America Map the Meal Gap report, Indiana has 887,070 people struggling with hunger - 273,380 of which are children and a third of Indiana residents who are food insecure still don’t qualify for assistance.

Those affected by food insecurity are often at high-risk for obesity and diet-related diseases due to the lack of quality in the foods that they can afford.

Food insecurity can lead to loss of muscle mass and bone frailty, decreased immune system, babies with lower birth weights and damage to a child’s ability to learn and grow - as the lack of healthy food results in people receiving fewer nutrients.

The goal of HFTH is to provide this protein-packed meat to hunger-relief agencies within Indiana to assist those in need of additional food services.

HFTH says getting groceries at local food banks and pantries guarantees healthy meals for families when they need the extra help.

The HFTH program works to ensure that these agencies have meat, allowing them to provide fresh nutritious protein for hungry local families.

This effort will help build stronger, healthier communities by meeting a basic need - reducing food insecurity and empowering people by getting them back on track to hunger-free, independent living.

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