It’s great to see programs like Hunters Helping the Hungry in New Mexico. Survival sometimes means hunting and obtaining our meals. Other times we need not focus on ourselves but on others. As hunters, we can donate harvests to help feed the hungry in our area. This is a great opportunity for us to give back. ~Mia
Hunters Helping the Hungry program kicks off this season
SANTA FE – Hunters can donate deer and elk meat this year to help feed the hungry under a new program run by Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico.
Hunters can drop off fresh, clean, properly stored elk or deer meat at any of 11 approved meat processors statewide. The program pays processing costs and distributes the ground meat to soup kitchens and others for use in prepared meals.
“This is a great way for hunters to share their bounty with those in need,” said Bob Osborn, assistant chief of private land programs for the department. “We hope hunters will support this program by giving generously.”
The Department of Game and Fish provided seed money and organizational assistance to help the program get started. Roadrunner Foodbank will manage the program, conduct fundraising and distribute meat donations.
“Spend more time with your family and friends, whether it be outside, hunting, at the shooting range or around the table, savoring all life has to offer.” MM
Those who donate cash or meat to the program can receive a receipt for charitable deduction purposes.
A list of approved game processors where hunters can donate meat can be found on the food bank’s website, www.rrfb.org/hunters. Financial donations to fund the program also can be made through the website.
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