The state of Indiana is sending one million dollars to eleven food banks across the state.
In a release, Crouch said the funding has more than tripled from years past.
Among the eleven agencies receiving state money is the Tri-State Food Bank in Evansville.
The local food bank was awarded more than $61,000.
The group Feeding Indiana’s Hungry says nearly 1.2 million Hoosiers were food insecure at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In children, the risk was even higher with one in every four children being at risk of hunger.