Saskatoon Wildlife Federation donates deer meat to the Saskatoon Meals Financial institution – Saskatoon

After Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday comes Giving Tuesday.

The Saskatoon Wildlife Federation did just that, delivering over 600 pounds of deer meat to the Saskatoon Food Bank as part of their Hunt 4 Hunger program.

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Since 2010, hunters have collectively donated 10,000 pounds of extra meat during the hunting season.

“When they come here and get something fresh and off the field, it’s just a great partnership,” said Robert Freberg, president of the Saskatoon Wildlife Federation.

“We are happy that they enjoy it and we like to go to the fields and harvest.”

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Deborah Hamp, operations manager at Saskatoon Food Bank, said the donation will help feed people in a variety of ways.

“The reason we like it isn’t just because it’s a good source of protein, but because it can be used in recipes that can really stretch soups and stews and things that can really help feed families.” said Hamp.

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More than 21,000 people access the board every month.

Nearly half of those are children, and officials say their numbers are up about 17 percent year-over-year.

Meaghan Craig contributed to this story

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