A local company is helping to put a much-needed nutrient on the plates of families in need, and they are getting $50,000 to do it.
"Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry" specializes in helping food pantries add to their meat supply, so they can pass it on to hungry families.
Walmart presented them with the huge check onThursday at DC Meats in Osceola.
They will use the money to help pay for the butchering of donated meat. It could provide up to 200,000 meals.
The organization fulfills a unique need because perishable nutrients like meat can be hard to get.
“They get a lot of perishables, but meat and vegetables are the hardest commodity to get, and really the most important nutrient you can get," said Debra Treesh, Executie Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry
"Especially this time, with the economy the way it is, and the corn and the hay problem we have because of the drought, maybe this will be a great time to donate the beef or cattle," said Steve Gill, owner of DC meats.
And the donations don't just go a long way to help feed the hungry, Doners can also write off the market value of the meat they donate on their taxes.
To find where you can donate livestock or game, just go to the WNDU home page and click on the Big Red Bar.