Residents on Indianapolis' east side must travel several miles to the nearest grocery store--a task that is difficult for many that do not own cars.
The Indiana State Department of Health will use the money to connect school corporations with local farmers and producers beginning next year.
Hunters can bring their deer meat to a processor to be donated to Indiana food banks.
Preparations began early Friday morning for the 31st annual event in Showers Common.
Local business has not been affected by a Stanford University study that found organic food was no more nutritional than conventional food.
Kokomo is receiving $50,000 from the grant, in part because of the county's high unemployment.
The new federal guidelines call for more fruits and vegetables in school meals, and require schools only offer fat-free or low-fat milk.
Two studies that link childhood obesity to peer and parent influence are being challenged.
One theory is that society is too clean and immune systems are not being stimulated to work properly.
The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers is asking the state to ban high-alcohol, high-energy drinks being sold by retailers across the state.