Beacon CU awards grant to Hoosiers Feeding Hungry

Whitetails Unlimited and Beacon Credit Union Foundation recently a-warded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry grants to be used to serve Indiana residents.

The funds will help Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry pay processing fees for large game and livestock donations within Indiana, including Huntington Co-unty.

Whitetails Unlimited awarded $2,500, which will pay to process about 2,050 pounds of donated large game and livestock through the “Meat” the Need program.

Beacon Credit Union Foundation donated $10,000, which will pay to process about 8,200 pounds of meat.

Together the donations will provide about 41,000 meals through area hunger-relief agencies to residents within the community, which includes Huntington County, said Debra Treesh, executive director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry.

The organization asks area hunters and farmers to take their large game or livestock to a participating meat processor, where the donation is processed, pa-ckaged and frozen, at no cost to the donor.

Local hunger-relief a-gencies are contacted for pickup and distribution of the meat.

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