Warsaw Walmart donates $5,000 to help fight hunger – InkFreeNews.com
WARSAW — Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has received a $5,000 donation from Walmart Warsaw to support its “Meat” the Need initiative.
According to Feeding America, about 8,600 Kosciusko County residents regularly struggle with food insecurity, 3,300 of whom are children. Deb Treesh, executive director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, said funds received will be used to pay for processing fees for donated cattle and deer, with the meat donated to agencies serving food-insecure residents in the county. of Kosciusko.
“More than ever, families are struggling to afford groceries,” said Amber Zecca, director of fund development at Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “Food banks, pantries and soup kitchens are working to protect the most vulnerable and underserved in our communities and these agencies continue to face increased demand. To donate, farmers and hunters simply bring their livestock or deer to a participating local meat processor (call ahead to schedule livestock). After processing, local food banks and pantries are called to collect the donation. There is absolutely no charge for cattle and deer donors.
“(Warsaw) Walmart’s contribution will allow us to continue and expand our mission to fight hunger by providing more than 16,000 additional meals through local hunger relief agencies,” Treesh said. “We are very grateful for the continued support of our efforts to meet the needs of community members facing hunger.”