Indiana poultry farmers donate nearly 200,000 pounds of poultry products
Indiana poultry producers continue to address food insecurity in the state. Over the past year, farmers have donated nearly 200,000 pounds of poultry products to Hoosiers in need. Indiana poultry farmers were recognized during the 75th annual Indiana state poultry recognition event at the Statehouse.
Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch says by making protein donations throughout the year, poultry producers have a large impact on the food insecure. Some of the products that have been donated include eggs, chicken, duck, and turkey.
Bruce Kettler, director of the Indiana State Department of Ag says the event recognizes the year-round contributions to various food banks and pantries throughout the state.
Indiana State Poultry Association president Becky Joniskan says members continually give back to their local communities and the large poultry donations come from small communities across Indiana.
Indiana ranks number 1 in duck production, number 2 in egg production, and number 4 in turkey production.