Wednesday, November 6, 2013

News Release: Indiana Farmers Donate Food to Habitat for Humanity Homeowners


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 5, 2013) — On November 1, Indiana’s Family of Farmers presented beef, poultry and dairy products to fill the refrigerator and freezer of Habitat for Humanity homeowner, Joseph Olumullah of Indianapolis.

Olumullah’s new home, dubbed “The House that Agriculture Built,” was built in just 14 days at the 2013 Indiana State Fair with the help of 27 ag-related sponsors and hundreds of volunteers.  A deep freezer was also donated by Indiana’s Family of Farmers and will serve as storage for the frozen foods. 

Beef, dairy and poultry products were included in the donation and provided by farmers from around the state.  Poultry farmers also donated enough turkeys to provide two other Habitat recipient families with Thanksgiving birds this year.

“We are grateful that Indiana’s Family of Farmers has supported our Ag Build partner family for the third year in a row,” said Ted Mosey, Corporate & Faith Relations Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis.  “This food will help get the family on their feet right away, and we couldn’t be happier for them.” 

During the 2013 Indiana State Fair, visitors could register to win a freezer thanks to Indiana’s Family of Farmers. Jack Rubak of Indianapolis was the winner of this year’s giveaway.

Along with partnering with Habitat for Humanity at this year’s fair, Indiana’s Family of Farmers donated 5,200 pounds of food to Indiana food banks through Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH) to match the projected weight of the World’s Largest Popcorn Ball displayed at this year’s fair as part of the Year of Popcorn. The cash equivalent of $8,372 will be used to purchase food – enough for 4,333 meals – to feed Hoosier families.

Indiana’s Family of Farmers works to promote the work of farmers across the state and is made up of 18 organizations that represent the agriculture industry.

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Indiana's Family of Farmers are among the nation's top producers of the grains, produce and meats you eat every day because we believe that quality farming means quality food that's good for you, your families and the environment. That's our promise. Food for your family, from our family. For more information on Indiana’s Family of Farmers, visit

Feeding Indiana's Hungry (FIsH) is the statewide association of Feeding America affiliated food banks (formerly America’s Second Harvest).  Our eleven member food banks serve more than 1,700 agencies in all 92 counties, providing emergency food assistance to Hoosiers in need.

Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, Inc. food banks statewide include:
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Gary
Food Bank of Northern Indiana, South Bend
Food Finders Food Bank, Inc., Lafayette
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Ft. Wayne
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, Inc., Muncie
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Indianapolis
Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank, Terre Haute
Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Bloomington
Tri-State Food Bank, Inc., Evansville
Dare to Care Food Bank, Louisville, KY
Freestore Foodbank, Cincinnati, OH
For more information on Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, Inc., visit

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis works with low-income families in need to provide the life-changing opportunity to purchase and own quality, affordable homes. As a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, Habitat for Humanity is committed to eliminating poverty housing and making decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. To accomplish the goals Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families and individuals in need.
Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis has helped more than 700 families globally relocate from substandard and poverty housing into simple, decent, and affordable homes. More than 400 of these homeowners are here in our community of Greater Indianapolis and 300 in Central America. The foundations laid by Habitat go far beyond the physical structure of a home. Habitat for Humanity is creating stable foundations in all areas of life – impacting future generations. To learn more or get involved, visit or follow us on Twitter @IndyHabitat. 

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