Hunters For The Hungry Helps Feed Families In 9th District

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tennessee Wildlife Federation has announced Senator Mike Bell’s support of Tennesseans through his donation to Hunters for the Hungry. 

Senator Bell’s donation will fund processing and distribution of venison to food insecure families residing in communities in and near Tennessee’s 9th Senate District, which includes Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk Counties. Last year, in this district alone, community members donated more than 1,839 pounds of venison to create 7,356 meals for neighbors in need. These donations combined with those from other East Tennessee communities provided 146,308 servings of venison. 

Hunters for the Hungry is a program providing healthy protein to hungry Tennesseans. When hunters harvest a deer, they may donate it to Hunters for the Hungry at a participating processor. The venison is processed for free or at a reduced rate and then provided to area food banks or soup kitchens. One deer provides as many as 168 meals of venison. 

“It is extremely important for people to get healthy protein in their diets, but many families struggle to find healthy protein because it is often expensive,” said Senator Bell. “Hunters for the Hungry is a great organization that makes it possible for Tennesseans to get the protein they need for a healthy balanced diet, who might not otherwise have the option.  As an avid hunter myself, I enjoy donating to this organization and encourage my fellow hunters to do the same.”    

Thanks to hunters in the area and the support of legislators like Senator Bell, both 2015 and 2016 were record seasons for Hunters for the Hungry. Tennessee Wildlife Federation is hoping to continue the trend—making the 2017 season the most impactful yet and providing more meals to those in need.

“Hunters for the Hungry is in its 20th year in Tennessee and has provided nearly six million meals in that time thanks to neighbors giving back to neighbors,” said Hunters for the Hungry manager, Matt Simcox. “Senator Bell’s generosity will ensure we continue to reach and feed Tennesseans in need. The Federation is thrilled he is working to strengthen our communities and Tennessee.”



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