Hunters donate meat to Saskatoon Meals Financial institution

Saskatoon Wildlife Federation hunters don’t shoot for trophies this holiday season, but for charity.

Today the Saskatoon Food Bank organization donated 270 kilograms of venison.

It’s something we’d like to bring into the building more often.– Deborah Hemp, director of the Saskatoon Food Bank

“We want to share the resource,” said association president Robert Freberg.

“This is how our land was founded – the tradition of hunting and feeding ourselves – and many of our hunters felt they wanted to share this with others.”

The Wildlife Association launched the Hunt 4 Hunger program in 2010. Since then he has donated more than 4,500 kilograms of game meat.

“It’s something we’d like to bring into the building more often,” said Deborah Hemp, director of the food bank. “It’s a good source of protein and can be used in recipes that can really stretch: soups and stews and things like that.”

As the holidays approached, the board said this is a great time of year to receive the donation. Blackboard usage is expected to increase 17 percent this month

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