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Catholic Charities to host hog roast

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

TERRE HAUTE -- Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank and West Central Indiana Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry will host their third Hog Roast Friday, April 13, from 5-9 p.m., at the Riley Conservation Club.

Tickets are available for $20 for adults and $10 for children 16-under.

Tickets are limited and may be purchased from Catholic Charities, located at 1801 Poplar St., Terre Haute, or from Roselawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 7500 N. Clinton St., Terre Haute.

All proceeds from the event will be used to pay for processing, packaging, freezing and distribution of surplus deer and livestock to feed hungry individuals in west central Indiana.

According to Donnie Sartain, coordinator for West Central Indiana FHFH, "Each deer donated can serve as many as 200 people,"

In addition to deer, FHFH accepts other large game and livestock, such as hogs and cattle, for processing.

The animals are taken to local participating meat processors.

The meat is ground, packaged, frozen and sent to Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank for further distribution to emergency food pantries, soup kitchens and other emergency feeding sites across its seven-county service area.

The fees for processing, packaging and freezing the meat is paid through West Central Indiana FHFH funds.

"Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry provides a terrific opportunity for the Foodbank to make high-quality meat available to the more than 32,000 individuals we serve each year.

We are excited to team with FHFH to raise money for both programs," Catholic Charities of Terre Haute Agency Director John Etling said.

Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank serves Clay, Greene, Knox, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties.

More than 43,000 residents in the seven counties lack consistent access to adequate amounts of nutritious food.

For more information about the foodbank, log on to www.CatholicCharitiesTerreHaute.org, or call 812-232-1447.



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