The Henry County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office gives back to the less fortunate people in their community in a unique way. Each year they host a Deputies for the Hungry deer meat giveaway. And this year, hundreds of locals lined up to get their bag of venison and some duck meat, too.
For some people, this is the only meat they have all winter. “It’s a good thing everybody enjoys and knows that we are safe, but yet they are helping out at the same time,” Paris, Tennessee resident Gail Fellers says. “It helps to put a little bit of meat in the freezer, and we can stretch the food more so that we can have better meals and not just beans or rice.”
The meat comes from hundreds of hunters who give their extra deer and duck to the sheriff’s office, where inmates process and package it to give away to the community. This year, they processed 203 deer and over 600 ducks. In all, they gave away about 7,000 pounds of meat to locals for free.