Stories tagged with: Food Banks

September 26, 2010 - 4:51pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Division of Wildlife is teaming up with one volunteer organization once again to provide food to those in need.

It's offering to help pay for the processing costs of the leftover deer meat hunters bring to the "Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry" ministry. That donated venison heads to food banks across the state. More than 120,000 pounds were donated just last year to 44 of Ohio's 88 counties.

The volunteer organization is...

May 20, 2010 - 12:01pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

Operation Feed helps 16 food pantries in Muskingum County. Riesbecks Pick'N Save in Zanesville is hosting a special event to help the effort. WHIZ's Ashley Drane has the story.

Sandy Baughman, who is part of the Muskingum County Hunger Network says without your food donations many wouldn't eat.

"Without Operation Feed these pantries wouldn't survive. We do not have enough money or enough food to feed all the people in Muskingum County that are hungry. They're hungry,"...

April 7, 2010 - 5:36pm
5 years 21 weeks ago

Local food banks are getting almost double the amount of venison from Ohio hunters to feed the hungry.

The program, Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, received more than 110 thousand pounds of donated venison compared to about 54 thousand pounds last year. Over the past three years, the Ohio Department of Natural Resource's Division of Wildlife says it has covered the cost of processing this venison so it can be used to feed hungry Ohioans.

450 thousand meals are expected to...

November 23, 2009 - 6:41pm
5 years 40 weeks ago

Area food banks will soon be serving more venison to the needy.

Ohio's hunting season begins next week. So, the Farmers and Hunters Feed the Hungry program is asking hunters to donate any meat on the deer that they won't need.

"Each hunter is allowed to kill up to 6 deer, and if you have permits, even more. So, nobody's going to go out and kill 6 deer because they can't use them, but if they can donate them, I've had people already tell me, yeah I'll go out and harvest a...

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