On Wednesday, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture announced 11 food banks serving Indiana will receive a total of $1 million combined.
“Food banks are tremendous assets for supporting Hoosiers, and it is great to see increased funding go to 11 food banks across Indiana,” Crouch said. “These community organizations were staples during the COVID-19 pandemic and went above and beyond to feed Hoosiers. I am proud to support their efforts each and every day.”
The Tri-State Food Bank received $61,700 of the state funding for all of its accomplishments through the pandemic. The organization distributes food to 240 pantries in 33 counties, and last year 17.1 million pounds of food was sent out.
"Usually we receive around $18,000, but this is an additional $43,000 and that's a blessing," says Glenn Roberts, Tri-State Food Bank Executive Director.
Robert says the Food Bank is expanding, so the funds came at the perfect time. He also tells us the organization has not decided exactly how they will spend the money but adds, "Food of course for our pantries and maybe equipment."
The following 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