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Deer season helps to feed the hungry in Indiana

Deer season is approaching in Indiana. As such hunters are eager to get their hands on some fresh deer meat.


But, sometimes you get your fill and you have some meat leftover, or you don't want any of the meat at all. Hoosiers Feeding The Hungry executive director Deb Treesh suggests donating any deer meat you don't want to help feed struggling families.



Treesh said they are able to pay those processing fees through the Sportsman Benevolence Fund from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.


Treesh said any protein-based foods, like deer meat, are the hardest types of food for food banks to come by.


Treesh said the average deer that hunters kill will account for about 200 meals worth of meat.

To figure out where you can find a meat processor that takes in donated deer meat, visit