Beacon Credit Union donation

From left, Deb Treesh, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry executive director, is seen with Jessica Christian, Beacon Credit Union branch manager in Garrett. The credit union donated $10,000 to the nonprofit.

Beacon Credit Union Foundation recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a $10,000 grant to be used to improve the lives of residents in the communities they serve. The money will help Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry pay processing fees for large game and livestock donations within these communities, which include Allen, DeKalb, Fulton, Huntington, Kosciusko, Marion, Marshall, Miami and Wabash counties.

According to a release from Garrett-based Feeding the Hungry:

• According to the latest Feeding America Map the Meal Gap report, a third of Indiana residents who are food insecure can’t qualify for assistance.

• Protein is an important component of every cell in the body and one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development in children, is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain.

• Those affected by food insecurity are often at high-risk for obesity and diet-related diseases due to the lack of quality in the foods that they can afford.

Beacon Credit Union locations include Auburn, Garrett, Huntington, Logansport, Marion, New Haven, North Manchester, Wabash and Warsaw.

—Staff report

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