MISSOULA – Montana hunters can help feed low-income people in the state.
The start of hunting season marks the beginning of the Montana Food Bank Network’s statewide Hunters Against Hunger program.
Every year, the program helps to feed low-income Montanans across the state with meat donated by hunters.
Hunters can donate part or all of any big game they harvest to the Hunters Against Hunger program at no cost by delivering it to the nearest participating meat processor.
The Missoulian reports that the program accepts big game, including deer, elk, antelope, moose and wild buffalo.
Last year, hunters donated more than 38,000 pounds of big game through the Hunters Against Hunger program. The Montana Food Bank Network said meat is an expensive and rare commodity for food distribution locations to have.
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