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Hunters for the Hungry has another banner year

Hunters for the Hungry has another banner year
Thanks to the generosity and hard work of a great many people, Weakley County Hunters For The Hungry (HFTH) had another banner year in 2011.
The program works like this: hunters bring deer to local processors, who process and deliver the meat to We Care. Then We Care dispenses it to needy people in Weakley County.
The processors (Birdwell Deer Processing and Kaufman’s Processing) are paid through funds raised by HFTH – all local volunteers. The processors also support the program by charging less to process HFTH deer, than their normal processing fee.
HFTH raises funds in several ways. For example, last year the group held a barbecue meat sale, a fish fry, an MTD lawnmower auction, a breakfast at Bob Peeler’s cabin, and a Love Offering Day, where churches in Weakley County took up special collections to give to the program.
In addition, numerous gifts were made by individuals, civic clubs and businesses. All of these events were made possible only through hundreds of hours of work by dozens of people – most working behind the scene, with little or no recognition. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank these generous, hard-working people. We also want to thank the deer hunters, who brought in this year’s deer harvest. Without you, and without our volunteers, there would be no program.
In 2011, a total of $23,220 was raised; 211 deer were processed; and, in addition to providing processed venison to We Care, a donation of $7,663 was given to We Care to buy additional domestic meat at reduced prices. The venison alone provided enough meat for 35,832 meals.
In Weakley County, HFTH is built on this principle: local people paying local processors to process local deer, harvested by local hunters – to feed local people in need.
Deer populations are at an all-time high, and the bad economy has placed more people in need than any other time in recent history.
We are blessed to live in an area where people are so generous and community minded.
Thank you, citizens of Weakley County, for your generosity!

WCP 3.20.12

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