PLATINUM2023

HOOSIERS FEEDING THE HUNGRY INC

"Meat" the Need, One Pound at a Time.

aka Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry   |   Garrett, IN   |  www.HoosiersFeedingtheHungry.org

Mission

Making a positive impact on the quality of life for Hoosiers by providing nutritious meat to hunger relief agencies within Indiana.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Suzie Jordan

Board President

John Taylor

Main address

4490 A State Road 327

Garrett, IN 46738 USA

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EIN

45-2402892

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are many Hoosiers who are working full-time, trying to pay their bills and afford to put enough nutritious food on the table for their families. According to the latest Feeding America Map the Meal Gap report, Indiana has 726,020 people struggling with hunger - 225,750 of which are children and nearly one third of Indiana residents who are food insecure can’t qualify for assistance. Protein, an important component of every cell in the body and one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development in children, is also the hardest commodity for hunger relief agencies to obtain. Those affected by food insecurity are often at high-risk for obesity, diet-related diseases and can lead to loss of muscle mass, bone frailty, decreased immune system, babies with lower birth weights, and damage to a child’s ability to learn and grow all from the lack of healthy food available to them.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

"Meat" the Need

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, founded in 2011, encourages the donation of large game and livestock to our “Meat” the Need program, raises financial support to pay processing fees on these donations, and gives this nutritious meat to hunger relief agencies within Indiana.
This organization encourages hunters and farmers to donate large game and livestock through a participating meat processor, at no cost to them. The donation is processed, packaged and local hunger relief agencies are contacted for pick up. Processing fees are paid by Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. The individuals and families that we serve are reached through food banks and other hunger relief agencies whose services are strictly for low income and poor populations.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Charles B Fine Friends of the Food Bank 2009

Community Harvest Food Bank

Hunger Champion 2011

Feeding Indiana's Hungry

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

Our results

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Totals By Year
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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Facebook followers

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Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to provide this protein-packed meat to hunger-relief agencies within Indiana to help those in need of food. Getting groceries at local food banks and pantries guarantees healthy meals for families when they need extra help. This program works to ensure that these agencies have meat, allowing us to provide fresh nutritious protein for hungry local families. This effort will help build stronger, healthier communities by meeting a basic need - reducing food insecurity and empowering people by getting them back on track to a hunger-free, independent living knowing that the need for nutritious meat is met. Initially, hunger relief agencies and residents in need will have access to nutritious protein/meat that may otherwise be hard to afford/obtain. Intermediately, the health of this vulnerable population will begin to improve as a result of this. Overall, this program has the ability to potentially improve quality of life and give hope to Hoosiers in a time of need.

Through the building of strong partnerships & collaborations - The philanthropic outreach from this program includes all of the volunteers, meat processing shops, hunters and farmers, and community agencies and organizations - that donate their time, skills, and money to help provide this nutritious meat to food banks and hunger relief agencies in their communities. We partner with 85 meat processors statewide (who reduce their rates to assist us in getting more donations of meat into hunger agencies), 11 Feeding America food banks (who aid us in tracking and distribution), along with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH), and many other pantries and hunger ministries. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is always looking for new and innovative ways to obtain meat for those in need, while also encouraging communities to work together (ex. Hunters, farmers, butchers, food banks and pantries, churches, 4-H, community foundations and centers, local businesses, etc…).

This organization encourages hunters and farmers to donate large game and livestock. Participating meat processors will process the donation, package and prepare it, then contact local hunger relief agencies for pick up. All processing fees are paid by Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry so the meat can go to individuals and families completely free! Since our founding we have paid to have processed over 2 million pounds of meat - providing over 8 million meals for those in need in Indiana. Along with the assistance of volunteers, fundraising events, grant opportunities, and partner organizations, we will be able to continue this program and provide nutritious meat to Indiana's hunger relief agencies.

Year Deer Quantity Venison Pounds Livestock Pounds Total Pounds Total Meals
2010-2011 706 34,237 14,947 49,290 197,160
2011-2012 840 40,667 18,005 58,672 234,688
2012-2013 714.5 39,849 23,058 62,907 251,628
2013-2014 894 44,700 60,886 105,586 422,344
2014-2015 1054 48,049 93,841 141,890 567,560
2015-2016 936 49,280 175,583 226,863 907,452
2016-2017 1,006 57,789 170,703 228,492 913,968
2017-2018 953 46,649 157,711 204,360 817,440
2018-2019 998.5 49,948 202,574 252,522 1,010,087
2019-2020 (YTD) 20 1,120 40,373 41,493 165,972
Accruing total 8,122 412,288 957,681 1,372,075 5,488,299

Financials

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Operations

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HOOSIERS FEEDING THE HUNGRY INC

Board of directors
as of 12/12/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. John Taylor

Global Director of Sales for Trusscore

Term: 2020 - 2026

Casey Scheurich

Dulin, Ward & Dewald Inc., CPA

Cathy Aldrich

Albrich Dairy Farm, owner

Thomas Drzewiecki

Thomas Funeral Home

Sandy Lanning

Lincoln Life Insurance, Senior Analyst

Clete Schenkel

Schenkel & Sons (retired)

Travis Friend

Haller & Colvin Attorney

Stan Rice

Lupke-Rice Insurance

Roger Stahlhut

Integrity Meats, owner

Morgan Hefty

Hefty Insurance

Nicholas Hess

Walmart Market manager

Mary Carpenter

Community Harvest Food Bank, Dir. of Operations

Amy Winkleblack

Team for Hire & LSIsource, Managing Partner

Chad Roberts

Insurance Trustees

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes