Last week, the National Park Service donated 1,600 lbs of Venison to provide crucial protein for the 5,000 meals we distribute to local nonprofits every day. This is their second donation this year, totaling 3,300 lbs of venison.
We use the venison as we would any other meat protein that is either donated to or purchased in recipes such as chili, bolognaise, meatloaf, or stew. The meals are distributed across the city by our own fleet of vehicles, and served with a starch and green vegetable.
The culled venison is a perfect way to efficiently use this great source of protein that would have otherwise gone to waste.
The relationship started with the Park Service reaching out to us about accepting the deer donation, they had heard that we worked with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry and knew we accepted venison.
A tremendous thanks to the National Park Service and Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry for their donations that are feeding the soul of the city!