Shipshewana, Ind. This is the time of year for giving, and one Shipshewana based poultry farm is helping the hungry in our community.
On Wednesday, Miller Poultry donated nearly 14,000 pounds of poultry to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
That equals about 40,000 servings.
The farm donated chicken sausages, but most of the donation are chicken parts in 5 pound bags.
It's a long standing tradition for the family owned farm and the donation comes at a time when the need is great.
Recently there was a reduction in food stamps nationwide, hitting food pantries hard.
“We just like to get in the holiday spirit and we have also heard on the radios that is this a very high demand time area especially for protein,” explained Len Neeb. “It seems like there is a lot of food given but it is a lot of canned goods and things like that and there's a huge need for protein.”
The Miller family typically likes to donate food throughout the year.
However, this is one of the largest donations in honor of the Christmas spirit.