Next to Thanksgiving, the first day of deer hunting season is one of the more popular days in November around here. And as we enter the holiday season, local hunters are using their passion for hunting to provide much-needed meat for families in need.
We’ve all heard the advice about eating a balanced diet, but that can be particularly difficult for those struggling to put food on the table. According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, people who “don’t have enough food or have to choose inexpensive foods with low nutritional value, seriously impact their health.” Not only can malnutrition lead to adult health problems like diabetes and high blood pressure, it can also lead to learning difficulties in children.
Meat is a high-nutritional food that many food banks struggle to provide for their clients. And that’s where organizations like Hunters for the Hungry step in to help.
The organization was established in Virginia in 1991 by David Horne, who saw the potential in hunters donating venison, which could be processed and distributed to the hungry to help meet their nutritional needs.
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