Michigan hunters can donate meat to feed hungry families


The non-profit Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger is once again working with the Michigan DNR and local vendors to channel venison donations to food banks across the state.

In 2020, hunters donated a record-setting 85,514 pounds of venison to the program — nearly double the amount donated in 2019, which itself was a record-setting year.

To donate, hunters can visit a participating processor and leave either a whole deer or donate a portion of the deer. Hunters also can make a monetary donation when they buy a Michigan hunting or fishing license.

For more information, including a map and list of processors and guidelines, visit sportsmenagainsthunger.org.

Cheryl Farfaras, Natural Resources Manag

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