The hunting season is in full swing, and that means hunters will once again gather an assortment of wild game that is there for the taking. A unique concept called Hunters for the Hungry has become a wonderful thing for area hunters to assist the less fortunate who may not get enough food.
It’s happening from 1 to 4 p.m. this Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Shreveport, and collections of meat are needed.
The frozen meat that is donated goes right into Foodbank of Northwest Louisiana, where it is sorted and distributed.
At the collection site, refrigerated trucks will be there ready to take in the donations of deer, ducks, and fish that have been cleaned and processed. Other meats will be accepted, too.
All donations are weighed on the spot, but the process will not take a lot of your time.
The event has grown every year. In fact, more than 1,600 pounds of meat were collected last year, compared to two years ago when 600 pounds was collected. If you are a hunter, come down to the First United Methodist Church in Shreveport and help those who are food insecure. It will make you feel good.