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      Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
      Michele Garron: (603) 669-9725, x112
      October 27, 2010

Hunt for the Hungry:
N.H. Food Bank Seeks Meat Donations from Hunters

CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire hunters can share their fall harvest with the needy through the “Hunt for the Hungry” program at the New Hampshire Food Bank.  The food bank is collecting donations of whole or processed game animals for distribution to more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and group homes statewide. 

Last year (2009), the Hunt for the Hungry program took in a record 3,645 pounds of donated deer, bear, moose, duck and other game meat, topping the past record of 3,288 pounds of meat donated by hunters in 2007.

To donate game, and for packaging instructions, call Michele Garron at the Food Bank 603-669-9725, x112.

If you’re donating a whole deer, you can bring it to Lemay & Sons Beef in Goffstown, N.H. (603-622-0022), and they will process it for the food bank at no charge.

“We are counting on continued strong support from hunters this year,” said Garron, “Donations of protein foods are always hard to come by. That’s a big need that the Hunt for the Hungry program helps fill. Venison is especially popular, a real treat for clients.”

For more information on donating to the New Hampshire Food Bank, visit www.nhfoodbank.org.

“The Hunt for the Hungry program is a great way for hunters to share their harvest and help needy families get through the winter," said Glenn Normandeau, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.  “Wild game is a local renewable resource that is high in protein, low in fat and all natural – not to mention delicious.”

For information on hunting in New Hampshire or to purchase a hunting license, visit www.huntnh.com.

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