Enbridge, the pipeline firm that operates terminals in Griffith and Schererville, just lately donated $20,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry.
The cash will cowl meat processing charges for donated deer and livestock distributed to meals banks and different starvation reduction companies serving the needy in Lake and Porter counties.
An estimated 87,220 Lake and Porter county residents, together with 28,210 kids, endure from meals insecurity, based on Feeding America’s Map the Meal Hole.
“Greater than ever, households are struggling to purchase groceries. Meals banks, pantries and soup kitchens work to guard probably the most susceptible and under-served in our communities,” Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry mentioned in a information launch. “These companies proceed to face elevated demand throughout these unsure occasions. Correct diet is important to the well being of all Hoosiers. That’s the reason protein, an necessary part of each cell within the physique and one of the crucial necessary vitamins for mind and physique improvement in kids, is so necessary. Sadly, it’s also the toughest commodity for meals banks to acquire, particularly now.”
Enbridge’s donation is sufficient to cowl the price of processing 17,000 kilos of donated livestock and deer, sufficient for 69,000 meals for the hungry. The charity has processed greater than 1.8 million kilos of meat, or sufficient for 7.2 million meals delivered by 450 totally different starvation reduction companies throughout the state, since its founding in 2011.