TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Catholic Charities of Terre Haute announced Wednesday they were one of 11 food banks to receive money from the Indiana Department of Agriculture.
$1 million will be split amongst the various food banks in Indiana. This sum is more than triple any other amount of funding given from the Department of Agriculture.
“This increase up to $1 million I think really in part recognizes the additional strain that food banks have seen over the last year,” Jennifer Buell, Agency Director for Catholic Charities, said.
According to Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, nearly 1.2 million Hoosier were food insecure during the COVID-19 pandemic and one in four children were at risk of hunger.
The 11 selected food banks distributed more than 156 million pounds of food in 2020 throughout the state.