FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2010
Hunters Encouraged to Donate Venison in Southwest Ohio
Local organization pays for processing
XENIA, OH - Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH), a ministry that provides nutritious venison to the hungry through food banks and local feeding programs has posted participating coordinators in Southwest Ohio. FHFH helps hunters return to their heritage as food-providers by transforming deer - renewable resources- into meals for the hungry.
Hunters in Southwest Ohio can contact the following coordinators to arrange deer donations:
Butler, Clark, Clermont, Darke, Greene, Hamilton, Miami, Montgomery, Preble & Warren Counties:
Coordinator: Donald Boling 513-777-9525 home
Co-Coordinator: Donald Distler 513-403-7471 home firstname.lastname@example.org
Highland, Brown & Clinton Counties:
Coordinator: Barb Graves 937-515-2221 cell Barb.email@example.com
Cory Meyer 937-419-0396 home,
Participating butchers in Southwest Ohio include:
Clark County - J and L Farm Butcher Shop
2342 South Union Rd., Medway OH 45341
Warren County- Davidson Meat Processing
6490 Corwin Avenue, Waynesville OH 45068
Brown County - Manning Packing Co.
100 College Ave., Sardinia OH 45171
Clinton County - Coslafin Meat, Inc.
10475 St. Rt. 729 S, New Vienna OH 45159
Shelby County - Davis Meats LTD
1243 Wapakoneta Ave., Sydney OH 45365
Successful hunters donate deer to partnering butcher shops that are licensed and inspected by the health department or USDA. Regional food banks as well as local feeding programs and ministries that feed the hungry pick up the packaged, frozen meat from the butcher shop. Local FHFH chapters raise money to cover the butchering costs so that hunters can donate their deer free of charge. FHFH then matches that amount with grant monies from Division of Wildlife.
FHFH began in 1997 and blossomed from one Maryland County to over half of the states in the nation. Since its inception, FHFH has provided nutritious meat for millions of meals to the food banks and agencies that serve the poor across the country. FHFH is a 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Anyone interested in becoming a local Ohio FHFH coordinator or a participating meat processor should visit the "Local FHFH" page at www.fhfh.org .