April was a big month for Georgia Hunters for the Hungry. How can that be? Hunters for the Hungry is a program enabling deer hunters to donate the autumn harvest of deer through the Georgia Food Bank Association to needy Georgians. April is for hunting wild turkeys; the fall months are for hunting deer.
April was big because the Walmart Foundation contributed $35,000 this April for making this special program a success during the upcoming 2015 deer hunting season. Because of the generous Walmart donation, hunters will be notified about locations for red meat processors who are accepting donated deer, over 600 individual deer hunters will share the harvest that they enjoy, participating red meat processors will prepare, grind and package venison at much reduced rates, the Georgia Food Bank Association will aid in distribution, and over 135,000 meals will be served to Georgians in need.