INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -(Ammoland.com)- Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) has received a $30,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to assist with the organization’s hunger relief effort in the state of Indiana.
This grant will positively impact local communities by enabling FHFH to provide nutritious meat from donated deer and livestock to food banks and ministries that feed those in need.
“The Walmart Foundation continues to be a faithful partner in our mission to help hunters and farmers address the significant hunger problem in Indiana and across the nation,” said FHFH Executive Director Josh Wilson. “This grant will help hunters and farmers in the state provide meat for over 60,000 meals to the hungry this hunting season.”
FHFH gives hunters and farmers in Indiana the opportunity to donate deer and livestock to 24 participating butcher shops for processing and distribution to food banks, shelters, soup kitchens and ministries that feed the hungry. The organization raises financial support to pay the meat processing bills.
“Walmart has always invested in the communities we serve and we are proud to be able to support Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry right here in Indiana,” said Market Manager Corey Langston. “Walmart believes in their mission to provide meat and protein to Hoosiers across the state and hopes that we can continue to help this organization and others make a difference for our area customers.”
The Walmart Foundation supports organizations by awarding grants that have a long-lasting, positive impact on communities across the U.S. To be considered for support, applicants must have a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Additional information about the program’s funding guidelines and application process are available online at www.walmartfoundation.org.
As part of Walmart’s $2 billion commitment to fight hunger, Walmart stores in Indiana donated 17.3 million pounds of food, in fiscal year 2017, or the equivalent of 14.4 million meals. In fact, just in the last giving cycle, Walmart gave over $500,000 to 13 Indiana nonprofits.
For more information on Walmart’s fight against hunger, visit their website.
About Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry:
People across America who struggle with food insecurity are often desperate for meat and protein items. FHFH gives nutritious meat to feeding programs and ministries that help those in need by paying local butcher shops to process deer and livestock that are donated by farmers and hunters. Meat for 18.7 million meals has been donated, processed and distributed by FHFH since 1997. The organization welcomes new supporters and volunteers to join the cause. To learn more please visit www.fhfh.org, call toll-free 866-438-3434, or email [email protected]
About Philanthropy at Walmart:
By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day. Walmart has stores in 28 countries, employing more than 2.3 million associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. Through our philanthropy, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are helping people live better by accelerating upward job mobility and economic development for the retail workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where we operate and inspiring our associates to give back. Whether it is helping to lead the fight against hunger in the United States with $2 billion in cash and in-kind donations or supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment through a series of grants totaling $10 million to the Women in Factories training program in Bangladesh, China, India and Central America, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are not only working to tackle key social issues, we are also collaborating with others to inspire solutions for long-lasting systemic change. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit foundation.walmart.com.