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In the first half of its second year under the new plan, the Sportsman’s Pantry program has raced past the 1,000-lb. mark. Would you like to donate a deer?

By Steve Burch
Posted Wednesday November 28 2012, 9:19 AM

Halfway through the deer season, sportsmen and processors are building on a good start to help mange their herds and share the bounty of the land with their community neighbors.

The total amount of donated deer changes every time a truck backs up to a cooler with a donation. But the pounds of venison already donated, processed and distributed has surpassed the 1,000-lb. mark with deer hanging in the coolers of the 14 processors who are participating in this program.

Coordinating the donations has been a real joy. The processors are feeling good about being able to provide such an important service to those who coordinate and manage the community programs to get good food to those who need it.

For instance, in Putnam County we got this e-mail.

Good afternoon, Steve.

The elections are over and Bob (Putnam Life Source) has some time before the November 17th food distribution. I was just wondering how we are coming with any venison for me to pick up?



Putnam County picked up 300 pounds of venison for Thanksgiving care packages in that county.

Meanwhile, down on the coast in Pooler we got this thank you.

Good Morning, Steve.

We picked the 64 lbs. of precious meat up yesterday. THANK YOU!


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