INDIANAPOLIS — 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 also was
donated by Indiana’s Family of Farmers and will serve as storage for the frozen
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 and 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 to match the projected weight of the
World’s Largest Popcorn Ball displayed at this year’s fair as part of the Year
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. Visit www.indianafamilyoffarmers.com for more information.