Ferrum College Students Working to Bring Hunters for the Hungry to Local Community
The program allows hunters to donate legally harvested deer to be processed and distributed to local food banks.
Ferrum, Va. (November 27, 2012) – Ferrum College seniors in the Environmental Planning and Development program are helping Hunters for the Hungry expand into the local community with a program that allows hunters to donate legally harvested deer to be processed and distributed to local food banks.
Hunters interested in participating are asked to take their tagged and properly field dressed deer to J&M Deer Processing, 30 Harry Lee Young Drive, off Route 40 West in Franklin County so the deer may be processed and distributed free of charge. Donors should also sign the Ferrum College donation sheet located at the processor. Hunters may contact Mark Phillips at (540) 814-1385 for additional processing information.
The Virginia Hunters for the Hungry is a non-profit program started in 1991 to help meet the food needs of households throughout the state. The organization accepts venison donations at certified Hunters for the Hungry processors, which then process the meat and deliver it to local food banks and shelters. Currently, there are over 110 distribution centers in more than 50 different cities and counties in Virginia. Their annual distribution now exceeds over 400,000 pounds.
The fall hunting season continues through December 15th. For more information, contact Lindsey Shelton at (434) 316-8193, Ben Farmer at (540) 520-8875, Josh Collins at (540) 559-7416, or Rachel Shumaker at (336) 514-0806.
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