Hoosier food banks receive $1 million in state funding
Eleven food banks serving Indiana will receive a total of $1 million in state funding, according to the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. The funding was awarded by the General Assembly and has more than tripled from years past.
Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch says food banks are tremendous assets for Hoosiers and the community organizations were staples during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emily Bryant, executive director of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry says they’re grateful for the support of the General Assembly, Lt. Governor, and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture for providing additional support to members, enabling them to increase capacity and ability to serve communities.
The funding was provided by the Indiana Legislature, as part of the biennial budget and the distribution amounts were determined using the Emergency Food Assistance Program.
During the height of the pandemic, nearly 1.2 million Hoosiers were food insecure and one in every four children were at risk of hunger.
The following list includes the food banks that received 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
- Food Bank of Northwest Indiana – $97,300
- Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. – $93,200
- FreeStore Foodbank– $8,500
- Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. – $321,600
- Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Inc. – $43,900
- Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central IN, Inc. – $79,000
- Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank, Inc. – $43,500
- Tri-State Food Bank, Inc. – $61,700