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Kansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry hard at work

From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

-- With the help of hunters, meat processors and private donors, Kansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry annually provides thousands of meals to those in need. In 2009, 1,010 deer were donated through the organization, providing nearly 225,000 meals.

The Kansas deer firearm season  which runs from Dec. 1 to 12 in 2010,  is the busiest time for the organization. Hunters donate hundreds of deer and occasionally elk or bison. The organization supplies meat to nearly 100 food banks across the state through cooperating meat processors.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks makes supporting this important program easy. When outdoorsmen and women buy licenses, permits, or stamps, they can donate $2 to fund the program, which the agency collects for KSHFH.

To find the nearest meat processor involved in this program, go online to http://www.kshfh.org/ and click on "Lockers." For a hunter who plans to take big game to a locker, be sure to contact them as soon as possible after harvest.

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