"Hunters Against Hunger" Donate Valued Meat

By KBJR News 1

September 15, 2012 Updated Sep 16, 2012 at 11:44 AM CDT

Esko, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Duluth's inner city bow hunting season is under way and one Northland food bank is giving hunters an incentive to help those in need.

Starting this Saturday, through Sunday, Sept. 30, participants of the City of Duluth Bow Hunt can donate their field dressed deer to Gamache and Sons in Esko.

It's part of the Hunters Against Hunger program.

Second Harvest Food Bank is hoping to secure nearly 6,000 servings of highly valued meet this season.

Program hunters, who donate their harvest, will have their processing fees covered by the state and receive a $15 reimbursement to purchase another deer tag.

Gamache and Sons is the only state registered processor participating in the program.

"Not a lot of handling, nt a lot of monkey business," Jim Gamache said. "We are a state inspected facility. You come in drop it off. We cut it according to what the state requires us to do."

Once processed, Second Harvest will pick up the donations at Gamache and Sons and distribute to area food shelves, soup kitchens, and shelters.

Jennifer Walch
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