Hunters can feed the hungry by sharing their harvest

Hunters can help feed hungry neighbors this fall and winter by donating some of their deer to the Share the Harvest program.

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, which distributes a share of the harvest venison in this region, hopes hunters can top the 157,000 pounds of meat donated to the program last deer season.

Hunters can give part or all of their deer to the hunger-relief program by taking the deer to an approved meat processor and telling the processor how much venison to donate. The processor will package the meat, which will be picked up by local sponsoring organizations and taken to a charitable agency for distribution.

Click here to see a list of businesses that process donated deer for free or at a reduced cost.