Game and Parks Hunger Program Looking for Cash Donations

October 4, 2018 - 2:51pm

A Nebraska Game and Parks program that turns donated deer into ground venison is searching for cash donations ahead of hunting season this fall.

Hunters Helping the Hungry, which distributes meals from deer donated by hunters, is calling for an increase in cash donations this season to compensate for meat processing costs. The program, which has helped serve over 540,000 meals, says they may need to turn away some deer donations this season due to lack of funds.

Teresa Lombard, coordinator for Hunters Helping the Hungry, said spreading the word and saving small amounts of money for a donation can go a long way in feeding the hungry this fall and winter.

“You could try challenging your coworkers, just forgo a coffee or a drink one day and instead donate a dollar or two to the program," Lombard said. "It’s those small contributions of just a few dollars that really add up and have a huge impact.”

Lombard said the easiest way to donate is to go to the Outdoor Nebraska website and find the permits page. She said 100 percent of each donation goes to Hunters Helping the Hungry.



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