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Venison is quality protein; and hunters help get it onto the tables of deserving families when they donate deer to Hunters for the Hungry.
09—Once it’s donated, the meat is used by food pantries, food banks, and other food assistance providers that serve their local communities.
Anitra Hendricks oversees the program. Hunters donate their legally tagged, field-dressed deer at participating meat processors across the state, which you can find on the Hunters for the Hungry website.
24—Once they locate a processor, then basically it’s just a matter of harvesting the deer, making sure that they get it cleaned out. The processor will handle everything else. There is a reduced processing fee for those who donate to the program. They pay the fee, they do receive a receipt for a possible tax deduction. The meat processor will grind the meat, package it, and then from there it goes to the food assistance provider.
The Panhandle, far west Texas and the Rio Grande Valley have the fewest donations because of low processor participation. Without nearby participating processors, hunters don’t have an easy way to donate. Anitra is always on the lookout for more processors.
08— The have to be willing to keep some minimal book-keeping as far as tracking donations and reporting that to us at the end of the season.
The Wildlife and Sport Fish restoration program supports our series and celebrates 75 years of funding diverse conservation projects throughout Texas…
For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.