Friday, October 4, 2013

Fellow Hunters, Please Read this Post

The below email from the Mississippi Wildlife Federation explains it better than I can.  Local participating processors are The Outfitter in Florence, The Buck Shop in Flora, Rack Shack in Canton and Sportsman's Deer Processing in Canton.  I'm sorry to see that neither Van's or Lee's participates.

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s Hunter’s Harvest Program is giving Mississippi deer hunters the opportunity to share their harvest with those less fortunate.  It is estimated that some 400,000 Mississippians, including over 93,000 children, live below the federal poverty line and receive emergency food each year.  Donated deer venison supplies a low-cost source of protein that is often lacking in the diets of needy Mississippi families.  The Hunter’s Harvest Program works with deer hunters and participating deer processors from across the state to provide a network for the donation, processing, and distribution of venison harvested by Mississippi sportsmen.  The donated venison is distributed through the Mississippi Food Network to their member agencies operating food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and other social services agencies across the state.

A hunter can choose to donate all or a portion of their harvest to the program in one of several ways.  The hunter can “pitch in a pound” wherein they donate a portion of their processed order to the program or they can donate an entire deer and either pay the processing fees themselves or request that the Hunter’s Harvest Program pay the expenses for processing.  The venison is then ground and kept in frozen storage until it is picked up by a designated charity for use in that charity’s food program.  Every pound of venison donated to the program provides four meals for needy Mississippians.  Last year alone, the program provided over 40,000 meals for families in need. 

To find a participating processor in your area or to make a financial contribution to the Hunter’s Harvest Program, visit our website at http://mswildlife.org/hunters-harvest/or contact the Mississippi Wildlife Federation at (601) 605-1790.



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3 comments:

msqueenkw97 said...

"It is estimated that some 400,000 Mississippians, including over 93,000 children, live below the federal poverty line and receive emergency food each year."

Are you sure this is accurate? I thought with Obama in office it was all rainbows and unicorns.

Anonymous said...

Obama's contribution is free phones and BS to the naïve. An open checkbook, with no restrictions and mo' taxes is his answer to wealth distribution.

Anonymous said...

Van is busy counting his money. Don't have time for charity work.