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If you harvest multiple deer this season, perhaps you’d consider donating one of them to Hunters for the Hungry—a program of Feeding Texas.
Well, this is a wonderful program that helps us fight hunger.
Hunters and meat processors provide more than 9 million servings of venison to Texas families annually.
Celia Cole, CEO of Feeding Texas, says this year hunters and anglers have another way to donate to Hunters for the Hungry when they buy their license.
So, this is an opportunity for all sportsmen, who want to give back to their communities, they don’t have to donate venison directly—but they can make a financial contribution when they check that box on the hunting or fishing license. [Now], for the first time, this program has a revenue stream to support it. So, for us, this is an opportunity to grow this program in a way we’ve never been able to in the past.
Celia Cole of Feeding Texas tells us how she envisions these tax deductible donations being used.
My biggest hope is that we will be able to minimize the cost to the hunter and the processor of the donation. Ideally, we would want them to be able to request reimbursement from us for the cost of processing the meat. And then, it would be zero cost to the participating hunters and processors.
Purchase hunting and fishing licenses online from the Texas Parks and Wildlife website, or from license retailers statewide.
The Wildlife Restoration program supports our series.
For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.