Hunters for the Hungry
Hunters for the Hungry provides quality meat for meals to low-income people across the state, and thanks to support provided by the East Texas Woods & Waters Foundation, there are no processing fees for Tyler-area hunters who want to participate.
Typically, the program calls for hunters to take their excess venison to a participating processor. In most cases those processors charge $40 for processing and wrapping the meat. In Tyler, Lynch's Food Store and the East Texas Woods and Waters Foundation have teamed to make the program free. Lynch's owner, Joe Lynch, donates the labor and in recent years ETWWF has underwritten the cost of materials.
Last year, hunters statewide donated 153,000 pounds of venison to the program, providing an estimated 600,000 servings. In 2011, hunters donated about 1,400 pounds of venison through Lynch's, providing an estimated 5,600 servings to East Texas families in need.
Visit the website here: www.hfth.tfbn.org