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Press Release

Georgia Hunters for the Hungry Adds New Deer Processors

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (11/13/2014)

Cooling fall temperatures have whitetail deer on the move, giving deer hunters the perfect opportunity to participate in the Georgia Hunters For The Hungry program. GHFTH is a partnership between the Georgia Wildlife Federation, Georgia Wildlife Resources Division of DNR, and the Georgia Food Bank Association that provides sportsmen a way to donate harvested deer to Georgia’s food banks. 

“We are excited to be able to expand the GHFTH program through the addition of two deer processors in middle Georgia,” says Todd Holbrook, president and CEO of the Georgia Wildlife Federation. He added that this latest increase brings the number of cooperating deer processors to 11 statewide. These processors serve the food banks that serve 145 of Georgia’s counties. 

Holbrook added that this expansion of the program was made possible by recent sponsorships from Central Georgia and Snapping Shoals electric membership corporations and base support from the Walmart Foundation and the Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation. 

GHFTH has been providing high quality protein to hungry Georgians since 1993. Since the inception, hunters have donated over 325,000 pounds of ground venison for distribution to the needy. Processing expenses are provided by the program. Local deer hunters interested in sharing the harvest can bring deer to any of these processors. 

               City/Town
        Venison Processor
                 Telephone
Columbus
Daffin’s Meat Processing
706-322-8848
Covington
Holifield’s Deer Processing
770-788-1114
Covington
Steve Bishop’s Taxidermy and Deer Processing
770-787-0840
Dawson
Mossey Creek Outdoors
229-995-4109
Eastman
Barlow’s Meat Processing
478-374-5614
Irwinton
Starley’s Deer Processing
478-946-8976
Jefferson
Apple Valley Meat Processing
706-335-9304
Juliette
Wildlife Deer Processing
478-994-5486
Sparta
Garner's Grinders
706-444-9228
Springfield
Zoeller's Deer Processing
912-665-0427
Vidalia
Stewart’s Quality Meats
912-537-9888
 
Additional program information is available through the Georgia Wildlife Federation at http://www.gwf.org/hunteranglerheritage/georgiahuntersforthehungry.aspx.   

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