Hunters are finding a way to help feed the hungry this winter.
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry is a nation wide organization who’s mission is to allow hunters and landowners to feed their hungry neighbors. Local hunters can donate their deer to inspected meat processors, and from there, the meat is donated to local food pantries. Phillips Meat Processing Owner, Dale Phillips, says it’s easy to donate.
"Basically it’s very simple, all you have to do is bring in a tagged deer, a legally tagged deer, and we take it from there. It’s all ground into three pound packages and when we get it frozen, we call Christ Table or many of the other pantries around the area and they come and get it and feed, feed the hungry."
Aach deer can produce about 50 to 60 pounds of meat to feed to the hungry. Phillips says he enjoys helping out the community.
"I get the warm fuzzy out of it, it’s a great thing to be able to help the less fortunate then us, and sometimes that’s hard to do, but we have a vehicle to do that now and that’s a very good thing."
To make a donation to Hunters and Farmers Feeding the Hungry, you can visit their website at fhfh.org for more information.