By: Eric Halverson—
Muncie, IN – Miller Poultry, a longtime local Kroger supplier and Indiana company donated $12,000 worth of poultry products (6,800 pounds) on Dec. 14, to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana in Muncie.
“The reason we do this is to give back to the communities that support us throughout the year,” said Ken Rains of Miller Poultry. “These are tough times for some, they may be struggling to make ends meet. We want to offer those who are in need a protein source for their holiday meal. Our faith and compassion for people leads us to do this.”
Miller Poultry is a small, family-owned company in Orland, Indiana, that produces hormone and antibiotic free chicken. All chickens are raised in a cage-free, low-stress environment. All chicks are hatched in their family-owned hatchery. Then the chicks are placed within their community of more than 130 Amish farm families where they are raised on small farms exclusively for Miller Poultry.
“This is a true blessing for our organization and all we serve, said Tim Kean, president & CEO, Second Harvest. “Protein is always difficult to acquire and is always in high demand. This generous donation will be distributed very quickly.”
Second Harvest serves more than 115 programs, agencies and services in an eight-county service area that includes: Delaware, Madison, Randolph, Blackford, Grant, Jay, Henry and Wabash.
The Kroger Co. has been serving communities large and small for 134 years. In 2016, the Kroger Central Division donated nearly $15 million to causes from hunger relief to breast cancer awareness and veterans’ issues. Kroger’s values are: honesty, respect, inclusion, diversity, safety and integrity.
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana is the region’s largest hunger-relief charity. Our mission is “Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow.” Our goal is to feed East Central Indiana’s most vulnerable residents through a region-wide network of member agencies and programs and to engage our region in the fight to end hunger. Each year, the Second Harvest Food Bank network provides food assistance to more than 70,000 low-income people facing hunger in Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph and Wabash Counties, including almost 21,000 children and 15,178 seniors. To learn more and to join us in ending hunger visit www.curehunger.org. Find them on Facebook and Twitter.