Hoosier Tafeln obtain state funding – WISH-TV | Indianapolis Information | Indiana climate
by: Reed Parker, Inside Indiana Business
Posted: Jul 22, 2021 / 10:13 AM EST / Updated: Jul 22, 2021 / 10:50 AM EST
INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) – Eleven food banks in Indiana will receive a total of $ 1 million through the Indiana General Assembly to support efforts to support food insecurity for Hoosiers. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Department of Agriculture announced that funding has tripled from previous years.
“The food banks are a tremendous asset in helping Hoosiers, and it’s great to see 11 food banks across Indiana get more funding. These community organizations were staple foods during the COVID-19 pandemic and went beyond to feed Hoosiers. I am proud to support their efforts every day, ”said Crouch.
According to reports from Indianas Hungry, 1.2 million Hoosiers were food insecure at the height of the pandemic, putting children at even higher risk, with one in four children at risk of starvation. The food banks distributed more than 156 million pounds of food to grocery stores and communal kitchens in 2020.
“Even with significant help from federal nutrition programs, we estimate that more than 13% of all Hoosiers and up to one in six Hoosier children are unsure where their next meal will come from this year,” said Emily Bryant, executive director of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry.
Food banks receiving funding for fiscal year 2022:
- Community Harvest Food Bank – $ 99,400
- Dare to Care Food Bank – $ 36,100
- Food Bank of Northern Indiana – $ 115,800
- Northwest Indiana Food Bank – $ 97,300
- Food Finder Food Bank, Inc. – $ 93,200
- FreeStore Foodbank – $ 8,500
- Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. – $ 321,600
- Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Inc. – $ 43,900
- East Central IN, Inc.’s Second Harvest Food Bank – $ 79,000
- Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank, Inc. – $ 43,500
- Tri-State Food Bank, Inc. – $ 61,700