Georgia Hunters For The Hungry Adds Local Deer Processors

Fghfth150OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:Todd Holbrook
Georgia Wildlife Federation
11600 Hazelbrand Road
Covington, GA 30014
770-787-7887
tholbrook@gwf.org

Covington – November 10, 2014 – Cooling fall temperatures have whitetail deer on the move, giving deer hunters the perfect opportunity to participate in the Georgia Hunters For The Hungry program. GHFTH is a partnership between the Georgia Wildlife Federation, Georgia Wildlife Resources Division of DNR, and the Georgia Food Bank Association that provides sportsmen a way to donate harvested deer to Georgia’s food banks.

“We are excited to be able to expand the GHFTH program through the addition of two deer processors in middle Georgia,” says Todd Holbrook, president and CEO of the Georgia Wildlife Federation. He added that this latest increase brings the number of cooperating deer processors to 11 statewide. These processors serve the food banks that serve 145 of Georgia’s counties.

Holbrook added that this expansion of the program was made possible by recent sponsorships from Central Georgia and Snapping Shoals electric membership corporations and base support from the Walmart Foundation and the Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation.

GHFTH has been providing high quality protein to hungry Georgians since 1993. Since the inception, hunters have donated over 325,000 pounds of ground venison for distribution to the needy. Processing expenses are provided by the program. Local deer hunters interested in sharing the harvest can bring deer to any of these processors.

               City/Town         Venison Processor                  Telephone
Columbus Daffin’s Meat Processing 706-322-8848
Covington Holifield’s Deer Processing 770-788-1114
Covington Steve Bishop’s Taxidermy and Deer Processing 770-787-0840
Dawson Mossey Creek Outdoors 229-995-4109
Eastman Barlow’s Meat Processing 478-374-5614
Irwinton Starley’s Deer Processing 478-946-8976
Jefferson Apple Valley Meat Processing 706-335-9304
Juliette Wildlife Deer Processing 478-994-5486
Sparta Garner’s Grinders 706-444-9228
Springfield Zoeller’s Deer Processing 912-665-0427
Vidalia Stewart’s Quality Meats 912-537-9888

Additional program information is available through the Georgia Wildlife Federation.

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