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Hunters asked to take one more deer, help feed the hungry

 

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is a Corunna based, non-profit organization that serves Indiana. The organization wants to eliminate hunger in the area by making it easy for farmers and hunters to donate surplus farm and large game animals to help the needy.

"On average, each donated deer provides about 50 pounds of much needed, high protein meat to the local food banks,” said Debra Treesh, executive director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “So far this hunting season (early archery), bow hunters have contributed more than 300 animals to the cause."

Treesh’s goal for this year’s deer hunting season is 1,000 donated animals. That translates to 200,000 meals for the needy. "While the archery season bow hunters have made a great start toward achieving our goal, I am counting on an outstanding firearms season to complete the challenge," she stated.

If you wish to contribute, simply take a field-dressed deer to any one of several participating butchers in the area. Tell the butcher of your intent to contribute. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry will pay the processing costs and the meat will remain in the community in which it was donated.

For a statewide list of participating butchers, visit www. hoosiersfeedingthehungry.org or call Deb Treesh at 260-541-0365.