496 kilos of untamed meat donated to Saskatoon Meals Financial institution – Saskatoon
The Saskatoon Food Bank received a large donation of game meat from the Saskatoon Wildlife Federation (SWF).
SWF representatives were on hand to deliver 496 pounds of elk and deer meat on Giving Tuesday. Local hunters also donated $ 1,000 and other groceries.
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Food bank officials said their number of users rose to over 20,000 people a month.
“Your donation enables us to continue providing nutritious meals to our community members as we prepare for the cold winter months ahead,” said Deborah Hamp, director of operations and engagement at the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Center, in a press release.
“Today’s donation is a great example of what Giving Tuesday is all about – generosity.”
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The SWF’s Hunt 4 Hunger program offers hunters the opportunity to donate their extra meat.
“We sincerely thank the hunters who contribute to the program and our club volunteers who process the meat for their sense of community,” said SWF program coordinator Heather Graham-Nakaska in a press release.
“Caring for families in need in Saskatoon is a real pride for our club and we rely on volunteers to make this possible.”
The program has provided over 10,000 pounds of meat to the food bank since it launched in 2010.
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