Recipients praise hunters for venison
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Central Missouri deer hunters donated almost 14 tons of venison to area charities during the recent 2010-11 deer season.
The donation program was made possible by the Share the Harvest Program.
Most of the donated venison is ground, wrapped in one-pound packages, and frozen by processing plants in Central Missouri.
The Conservation Federation of Missouri and the Central Missouri Chapter of SCI paid the processing cost for whole deer donations. “Our chapter really appreciates the efforts by the deer hunters, meat processors, charities, Missouri Department of Conservation, Conservation Federation of Missouri, Safari Club International Foundation, Missouri Food Bank Association, Department of Economic Development and others who helped make the program so successful,” Lightsey said.
Donations by participating processing plants were:
Hartman’s Custom Meat Processing of New Bloomfield, 3,245 pounds; R&R Processing of Auxvasse, 4,080 pounds; Crane’s Meat Processing of Ashland, 5,520 pounds; Russellville Locker of Russellville, 5,270 pounds; Clennin’s Meats of California, 1,680 pounds (the plant was destroyed by fire early in the season); Swiss Meat & Sausage Co. of Hermann, 2,440 pounds; Mexico Meat & Produce of Mexico, 5,400 pounds.
The distribution of venison to Central Missouri charities included:
SERVE, Inc. of Fulton, 2,938 pounds; New Life Evangelistic Center of New Bloomfield, 480 pounds; Oak Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Guthrie, 960 pounds; First Baptist Church Food Pantry of Guthrie, 1,080 pounds; First United Methodist Church Food Pantry of Jefferson City, 270 pounds; California United Methodist Church Food Pantry, California, 1,920 pounds; Samaritan Center of Jefferson City, 1,680 pounds; Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri of Columbia, 5,520 pounds; Salvation Army of Jefferson City, 3,000 pounds; The Help Center of Mexico, 5,400 pounds; Helping Hands Outreach Center of Gasconade County, Owensville and Hermann Community Food Pantry of Hermann, 2,440 pounds; Hope House of Lake Ozark, 1,200 pounds; and Eldon Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry, 360 pounds.
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