Hunters for the Hungry provided 567,000 meals for Tennessee’s needy during the last deer season, bringing the total to 8.2 million since the program was started in 1998.
Managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, Hunters for the Hungry arranges for commercially processed venison to be donated to churches, charities and other organizations which distribute it to the needy in their communities. Second Harvest is among the participants.
Some deer processing plants process the donated venison for free, others offer discounts. The TWF helps defray the costs to participating hunters.
Only commercially processed venison can be donated.
For information about participating this coming season, visit firstname.lastname@example.org or consult the Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s website.
Deer expo: Deer hunters can score and compare antlers during a May 22-23 gathering at the Farm Bureau Exposition Center on the grounds of the Wilson County Fairgrounds in Lebanon.