Arkansas hunters, along with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission and the Arkansas State Legislature are doing their part to help people in need by holding a “Hunters Feeding the Hungry Event’ on Halloween Day.
“The Vision of Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry is to provide one million meals annually to our neighbors in need,” states the organization. “Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry was established to share the harvest of an abundant resource with Arkansans who are hungry, provide a much needed FREE, low fat, high protein food source to the many feeding agencies and organizations across Arkansas, create a “Provider Purpose” for hunters who participate, allowing them to give back and share their blessings with others, and partner with the Game and Fish Commission in order to provide a solution for a healthy, balanced deer herd.”
The event will be held at Cash Savers in Heber Springs on October 31st from 11:00 - 1:30 pm. Get ready for deer season by cleaning out your freezer and donating last year's deer meat. A commercial processor must have processed the meat. A big freezer truck will be there to accept the donations.
Centennial Bank will be serving hamburgers. Donations will be collected (money and meat) for Hunters Feeding the Hungry and there will be information about the program to encourage hunters to shoot an extra deer, take it to Cash Savers. Cash Savers will process the deer at no cost to the hunter and donate the meat to this program, which sends it to food pantries and food banks all across the state.
Senator Missy Thomas Irvin, Chair of the Arkansas Legislative Hunger Caucus, Centennial Bank, and Payton Chevrolet, are sponsoring the event. Rep John Payton and Josh Miller, members of the Legislative Hunger Caucus will also be there.
The best camo hunting outfit wins a free T-shirt.