ASHEVILLE – A local group is encouraging hunters to kill more deer this season in order to help feed the hungry. Most hunters stop at one or two deer because they don't have space to refrigerate the meat, said Billy Stewart, Crossfire Chapter coordinator for Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry.
What Farmers and Hunters is trying to do is to get them to keep hunting and donate the deer to feed the less fortunate, he said.
A national nonprofit, FHFH encourages hunters to donate deer to food banks and other crisis charities. FHFH raises money to cover the meat processing expenses so that the protein-rich food can be donated and distributed free of charge.
Food banks and pantries are always in need of fresh protein and processing dead game is expensive, about $50 a deer, but that shouldn't keep people from helping those in need, said Stewart, of Black Mountain.
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