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Wild Game Food Bank: Hunters Helping the Hungry in Florida

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Leftover meat, no room in the freezer, caught too many fish that you don’t want to clean?

Wild Game Food Bank is the answer.

wild game food bankWild Game Food Bank (WGFB) is a non-profit organization that was founded in September of 2013 and is on a mission to provide wild game meat to those in need in Central Florida.

With the WGFB, you can turn your passion for hunting into a passion for helping others.

The basic idea allows hunters and anglers to take whatever they can spare to the nearest designated butcher. They have outfits in Polk, Hillsborough, and Lake/Sumter Counties in Florida.

The WGFB accepts field dressed harvests, quartered meat or pre-processed meat. Harvests include deer, hogs (year round), exotic game (year round) and fish (year round).

Since September 2013, Wild Game Food Bank has raised 1,900 pounds of meat and served more than 5,100 meals. That’s an impressive first year.

To donate online, go here and give what you can. Every little bit helps, and the WGFB needs the support of sportsmen and women, along with the support of those who don’t hunt or fish, to continue doing the great work they do.

Big Buck Expo 2014

They often hold events to raise awareness and money in the Florida area, and the next one up is the September 13 Polk County Farm Bureau’s Sporting Clays Shoot-Out, sponsored by the Young Farmer & Ranchers and the Women’s Committee to benefit the YF&R Scholarship Fund and WGFB.

Does your community have an organization like Wild Game Food Bank? Leave a comment below.

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Wild Game Food Bank: Hunters Helping the Hungry in Florida