HOOSIERS FEEDING THE HUNGRY INC

One Pound at a Time...

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

Mission

ty of life of Hoosiers by providing nutritious meat to hunger relief agencies within Indiana…One Pound at a Time…

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Debra Treesh

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 out there who are working full-time, trying to pay their bills and afford to put enough food on the table to feed their families. According to the latest Feeding America Map the Meal Gap report, Indiana has 887,070 people struggling with hunger - 273,380 of which are children and a 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 food banks to obtain. Those affected by food insecurity are often at high-risk for obesity and diet-related diseases due to the lack of quality in the foods that they can afford. Food insecurity can lead to loss of muscle mass and bone frailty, decreased immune system, babies with lower birth weights, and damage to a child’s ability to learn and grow - as the lack of healthy food results in people receiving fewer nutrients.

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)

Goals & Strategy

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Our goal is to provide this protein-packed meat to hunger-relief agencies within Indiana to assist those in need of additional food services. 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 hunger-free, independent living. 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 through access to an important nutrient. Overall, this program has the ability to potentially improve quality of life and general health through a better balanced diet. By assisting individuals and families that are struggling with this situation, we are giving them the ability to avoid hunger and not have to choose between bills and groceries – allowing aging and vulnerable populations to get back on track to hunger-free, independent living and giving them the ability to focus on everyday life (job, school, etc…).

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry 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 within each county in Indiana.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry 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.
Established in 2011, this organization is comprised of 16 board members, 3 staff members (1 full-time, 2 part-time) and many volunteers who donate their time and expertise to aid us in our mission. The organization partners with 87 meat processors statewide.

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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HOOSIERS FEEDING THE HUNGRY INC

Board of directors
as of 4/8/2022
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.

Cathy Aldrich

Dairy Farmer

Thomas Drzewiecki

Thomas Funeral Home

Sandy Lanning

Lincoln Life Insurance

Clete Schenkel

Schenkel & Sons (retired)

Travis Friend

Haller & Colvin Attorney

Dr John Crawford

Radiation Oncology

Stan Rice

Lupke-Rice Insurance

Roger Stahlhut

Integrity Meats

Morgan Hefty

Hefty Insurance

Nicholas Hess

Walmart Market manager

Mary Carpenter

Community Harvest Food Bank

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/7/2022,

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