Some hunters in Michigan are donating a record amount of venison to help feed those in need during the holiday season. They’ve donated over 58,000 pounds of meat and $100,000 to Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger, a nonprofit partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Food Bank Council of Michigan, food pantries, homeless shelters, meat processors, and deer hunters.
They report that much meat is enough for 232,000 meals, which will help feed many hungry people.
"Meat is something food banks, food pantries and shelters can never get enough of because it's so costly," explains Dean Hall,executive director of Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger. "Thanks to the generosity of hunters — whether they donate several pounds or a whole deer — we're able to help fill thousands of hungry bellies every year."