Archive for December 6th, 2012

Hunting: A Gift to Help the Hungry

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

RGV Food Bank Hunters for the Hungry

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It’s the holiday season, a time when many of us look for ways to reach out to those less fortunate. If you’re a hunter, the easiest way is by donating a deer to Hunters for the Hungry.

09—Once it’s [the deer is] 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. Meat processors across the state are participating in the program. Hunters just need to bring them their legally tagged and field-dressed deer.

14—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.

Find a list of participating processors on the Hunters for the Hungry website. Anitra says she is always on the lookout for more processors.

08— The have to be willing to do some minimal book-keeping as far as tracking donations and reporting that to us at the end of the season.

It’s a small inconvenience for the good it provides to hungry children, elderly and families during the holidays.

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