Lt. Gov. Crouch and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) announced today that 11 food banks serving Indiana will receive a combined total of $1 million dollars, through the General Assembly, to support their efforts in feeding food insecure Hoosiers. This funding amount was more than tripled from years past.
“Even with significant help coming from federal nutrition programs, we still expect more than 13 percent of all Hoosiers, and as many as one in six Hoosier children, to be unsure from where their next meal will come from this year,” said Emily Bryant, executive director of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry. “We’re grateful for the support of the General Assembly, Lt. Gov. Crouch and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture for providing additional support to our members to enable them to increase their capacity and ability to serve their communities.”
The funding was provided by the Indiana Legislature, as part of the biennial budget. The distribution amounts were determined using The Emergency Food Assistance Program fair share percentages for Indiana, which captures poverty and unemployment levels in each county.
This 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