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Deer Management = Venison for the Hungry

by | Feb 24, 2016 | News | 1 comment

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Arthur Dunlap, Coordinator of Northwest Ohio FHFH, helps deliver 2,100 pounds of venison to the Cherry St. Mission’s Madison Food & Community Services Center in Toledo

A deer management program in the Metroparks of the Toledo area resulted in 6,740 pounds of venison being donated to local homeless shelters and community kitchens in Ohio.  The donated venison yielded approximately 26,960 servings of meat for the hungry!
 
The month-long kill was part of the Metroparks’ deer-management program that began three years ago to control the white-tailed deer population on its properties and reduce damage a burgeoning herd does to the habitat.
 
The deer were taken to three U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved processors and the venison was donated to local homeless shelters and community kitchens.

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry paid $11,640 of the $17,880 venison processing costs charged to the Metroparks.
 
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