Hunting program helps midstate food bank | Local & State | Macon.com

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Oct

Hunting program helps midstate food bank | Local & State | Macon.com

Ronald Raleigh is not a hunter, but he might have been as happy as one to see deer season start.

Raleigh is director of the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank, which previously received about 2,000 pounds of meat annually from the Hunters for the Hungry program. The program shut down two years ago due to a lack of funding but is coming back this year, and it means a lot to Raleigh.

“I love to see it come back,” he said. “I hope it comes back as strong as ever. We can definitely use the extra meat.”

The program is operated by the Georgia Wildlife Federation and previously generated 25,000 pounds of meat statewide annually. Hunters would donate the deer carcasses, and the Georgia Wildlife Federation would pay the $1.50 per pound processing fee.

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