Indiana’s Family of Farmers (IFoF) partnered with Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity again this year to donate a freezer and local meat and vegetable products to the two families who participated in the 9th Annual Ag Build at the 2018 Indiana State Fair.
In partnership with the Indiana State Fair, Greater Indy Habitat constructed two new homes in 14 days on the Indiana State Fairgrounds this summer. Each deserving family built their home alongside more than 30 sponsors and almost 800 local volunteers.
The new homeowners are Karen Leachman and Mansa Samlafo. Leachman works in security and enjoys working in her church, the community and with the elderly. Samlafo is the mother of a two-year-old daughter, Domo, and she works as an administrative coordinator. She enjoys swimming, reading, and playing with her daughter. More information about the two deserving local families can be found here and here.
With the families now settling into their new homes, IFoF purchased a new freezer for each family and filled each freezer with local pork, beef, lamb and poultry products. In total, each family received approximately $350 worth of donated food items.
IFoF purchased $500 worth of local foods, which was distributed to the families. IFoF’s contribution was bolstered by a more than $200 in-kind contribution from seven Indiana farm organizations: 2Morrow’s Farm, Becker Farms, Berry Goods Farm LLC, Engleking’s Country Beef Shop, Souder Farms Sweet Corn LLC, The Pork Shoppe and Well Done Beef LLC. Special thanks to Hoosier Harvest Market for coordinating the farmers’ contributions.
IFoF representatives delivered the stocked freezers to the families on Monday, Nov. 20.
IFoF is made up of many agriculture organizations in Indiana that have rallied around the group’s mission to raise the awareness of Indiana’s quality farmers and quality foods.
Source: Indiana’s Family of Farmers