Are you, or do you know, an avid hunter or farmer that might want to help feed the hungry right here in Muncie and Delaware County? Check out Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, a statewide organization that encourages both hunters and farmers to donate large game, cattle, poultry, and hogs.
How does Hoosier Feeding the Hungry work?
Simply take the livestock or wild game to one of the participating inspected butchers in Redkey, Portland, or Knightstown. The butcher/processor will cut and package the meat into family-size packages for distribution to the Mission and possibly other food assistance organizations.
What does it cost?
There are no charges or fees to the donor or the Mission, see hoosiersfeedingthehungry.org for complete details.
In addition to feeding the hungry, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry benefits communities in other ways as well. The Department of Natural resources needs to have the deer population controlled because deer can damage state parks. Overpopulation can also lead to malnourished and small deer, crop damage, and auto accidents. Thinning out the herd can help mitigate these problems.
Currently, about 430,000 Hoosiers are being served annually. Between livestock and venison, more than 838,340 pounds of meat has been donated, providing over 3 million servings of meat to soup kitchens and food pantries across Indiana!
Any way you donate – game, time, or money – you get the satisfaction of knowing that 100% of your contribution will go directly into a program that channels precious natural resources into opportunities for a better community!
More information is available on their website: hoosiersfeedingthehungry.org