Michigan deer hunters can donate meat to help starving families and win $ 500 prize
Michigan’s deer hunters can once again help families in need.
A year after hunters donated over $ 100,000 and 82,000 pounds of game to Michigan Athletes Against Hunger, the organization is once again partnering with MNR and local retailers to donate to local food banks in 2020.
This is the third year of the initiative, which has generated a 400,000 meals estimated in 2019. Hunters can also donate money when purchasing a hunting license.
“The past year has been great, but with the pandemic, the need for food donations is even greater. I would love to hit 100,000 pounds this year, ”said Dean Hall, general manager of Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger.
Michigan archery season is underway and gun season begins Nov. 15. In addition to donating to Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare, hunters in northeast Michigan will have a new opportunity to participate by donating to the Northwoods Wholesale Outlet in Pinconning.
Hunters who donate a legally captured deer at either location will have their name entered for a chance to win a $ 500 gift certificate from the store where they donated.
A donation truck will be at Jay’s – located at 8800 S. Clare Ave. in Clare – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, November 16; Friday, November 20; and Saturday, November 21. Deer donated to Jay’s will be processed at the Carson Village Market in Carson City.
Northwoods Wholesale Outlet, located at 229 W. 5th St. in Pinconning, will accommodate a truck from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 15 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, November 16.
Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that helps connect donors, wild game processors, and charities such as food banks, pantries, and shelters that provide essential food assistance.
To learn more about the raffle, find a participating processor, or donate money to support game processing, visit SportsmenContreFaim.org.