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Press Release

Alabama Hunters Help the Hungry

November 11, 2003

Alabama hunters have the opportunity to enjoy their outdoor pursuits and help others at the same time. The Hunters Helping the Hungry program provides a way that Alabama hunters can give thousands of pounds of ground venison to needy families and individuals in the state.

Alabama’s abundant deer population, generous bag limits, and long hunting season combine to allow Alabama hunters to stock their own freezers and share their game with the needy. Posters are placed in many sporting goods stores and venison processors to remind hunters of their opportunity to donate a deer. The deer is processed into ground venison, packaged and frozen in quantities not exceeding four pounds each, ready to be distributed to the food banks. There is no charge to the hunter for processing the deer, but hunters may voluntarily pay for the processing to provide more venison for food banks to distribute. Processors throughout the state are participating in the program and more are being added to the list each season.

Begun as a joint project of the Governor’s Office, the National Rifle Association, the Phillip Morris Company, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation, the program raised funds through the Governor’s Hunt for Hunger benefit quail hunts. Since the program’s beginning in 2000, approximately 180,000 pounds of ground venison have been donated to Alabama Food Banks in the state.

Donating food to the needy is just one of the many ways hunters help this state. We encourage all Alabama deer hunters to participate in this program. Hunters who know of local processors not participating in the Hunters Helping the Hungry program are asked to encourage their processors to become involved. It’s not too late to be included in the program. Call (334) 242-3467 for more information and to sign on as a participating processor.

Following is the current list of processors and their locations by county:

Autauga, Ken’s Deer Processing, Autaugaville

Baldwin, Farm Fresh Meats, Inc., Robertsdale

Moore Bros. Village Market, Magnolia Springs

Barbour, Snuffy’s Deer Processing, Louisville

Bibb, Owens Deer Processing, Brent

Bullock, Double “S” Deer Processing, Union Springs

Butler, Miller Deer Processing, Greenville

Calhoun, Jerry’s Taxidermy & Deer Processing Co., Oxford

Chambers, Cusseta Deer Processing, Cusseta

Chilton, Ratliff Deer Processing, Maplesville

          Reed’s Meat Processing, Clanton

Clarke, Green’s Deer Processing, Jackson

M & M Complete Deer Processing, Jackson

Southern Taxidermy & Deer Processing, Grove Hill

Coffee, Smokehouse, Kinston

Colbert, O’Guirre Farm Meats, Tuscumbia

Cullman, Chapel Valley, Vinemont

Dyars’ Deer Processing, Arab

Dale, Buckhorn Deer Processing, Ozark

Rattlers Taxidermy & Deer Processing, Ozark

Dallas, Nichols’ Deer Processing, Selma

Weaver Deer Processing, Orrville

Central Alabama Deer Processing, Selma

Elmore, Hoyle’s Deer Processing, Tallassee

Fayette, Howton’s Processing, Berry

Sipsey Processing, Fayette

Franklin, Kimbrough Processing Plant, Russellville

Geneva, Nevel/s Custom Meats, Geneva

Hale, Richey’s Deer Processing, Greensboro

Lamar, Chops Deer Processing, Millport

          Detroit Grocery, Detroit

Lauderdale, Florence Frozen Meat, Florence

Lawrence, Don Heap’s Slaughterhouse, Trinity

Lee, Buck & Doe Deer Processing, Opelika

John’s Deer Processing, Opelika

Loachapoka Deer Processing, Auburn

Limestone, Clarks Deer Processing, Elkmont

Madison, Alton Jenkins Deer Processing, Gurley

Marengo, Douglas Peteet Deer Processing, Demopolis

Marion, Jay’s Deer Processing, Hamilton

Mobile, Naman’s Meat Co., Mobile

Monroe, Monroe Meats & Cold Storage Co., Inc., Monroeville

Montgomery, Alabama Meat Processors, Montgomery

Buckster’s Deer Processing, Montgomery

Quick Drop, Montgomery

Spivey Deer Processing, Montgomery

Taylor’s Market, Montgomery

Sportsman Deer Processing, Montgomery

Pickens, Clark’s Deer Processing, Carollton

Russell, Hudson’s Deer Processing, Hurtsboro

Millirons Deer Processing, Seale

Seminole Fur Dressing, Phenix City

Wilson’s Farm Meat Processing, Seale

St. Clair, Dukes Processing, Cropwell

Sumter, R & J Meat House, Livingston

Talladega, Red Door Kitchen, Talladega

Tuscaloosa, Galloway’s Processing, Northport

Washington, Douglas Deer Processing, Leroy

Wilcox, Venison Creations, Camden.


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