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Indiana Department of Agriculture visits Hoosier Hills Food Bank and Monroe County United Ministries Tuesday

The Indiana Department of Agriculture visited the Hoosier Hills Food Bank and the Monroe County United Ministries Self Sufficiency Center Tuesday.

ISDA director Bruce Kettler and members of the ISDA staff volunteered to fill bags with Lucky Charms cereal to be distributed in the community. Then some members of the ISDA staff visited MCUM for a tour of the facility.

According to Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, 1.2 million Hoosiers were food insecure during the Covid pandemic. One of every four children are at risk of going hungry.

“Hoosier Hills received $43,900 from ISDA’s annual food bank funding. The funds aided the food bank in purchasing approximately 73,000 pounds of food and provided 61,000 meals in Brown, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange and Owen counties. After volunteering, ISDA will visit the Monroe Country United Ministries Self – Sufficiency Center. This pantry is directly supported by Hoosier Hills Food Bank,” according to a press release from the ISDA.

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