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A couple of years ago, after reading about the successful "feed the hungry" programs predominantly in the southern US, I called a local food bank in the Fredericton area to suggest that I'd be willing to develop such a program here, addressing any concerns/issues they might have. It would be of great assistance to food bank users who can presently obtain most foods for their meals... except for meat which is probably your most expensive to buy food staple. Wild meat is undisputably the healthiest meat you can eat. Such a program where we hunters share with the less fortunate has the obnvious benefits but it is also a great "PR" opportunity for hunters and our sport as well. The food bank "rep" whether a non-hunter or possibly an anti-hunter" flatly refused to even consider such a program...for whatever personal reasons...wouldn't even discuss it further. I'd like to see what you guys and gals on this site think about the idea and if you'd be willing to join such a program if we could get it started. Sorry about being long-winded on this topic but I believe it would be a "win-win" situation that could be supported by community, F&G clubs, sportsmen and even government...what do you think?
 

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Hi GG.
I wasn't aware of such a program existing here in the province either. I would like to see hunting organizations in province
get involved and get some press coverage for the hunting fraternity.As well, I'd be interested in some "stats" on how many food banks/soup kitchens have wild meat available to clientelle and where they are in the province. Thanks for your input, GG!
 

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Sussex Fish and Game Assocation has a connection with FHFH and a local butcher shop. I'll get some details and post them here.
 

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This is a great idea. This is a good chance to help the less fortunate and also make new room in our freezers for more game. Personally I don't do the moose hunt for the simple reason that I will never be able to eat 300lbs of meet before it getting freezer burnt. This is a win win for sure.
 

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if you look on the FHFH site you will see a list of meat cutters that you can take your game to
i think it is a great program and glad that FHFH does this for the ppl that are in need!
 

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I was involved in an information session about this last winter. At the time they were only accepting moose and deer meat. Does anybody know if this has been expanded to include other wild meat.
 

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I was involved in an information session about this last winter. At the time they were only accepting moose and deer meat. Does anybody know if this has been expanded to include other wild meat.
..Actually, when you buy your deer licence this year and look in the hunting summary, page 9 there is a section that talks about this program. I also think this is a phenomenal program and one that is a win-win for both the hunters, the communities and the soup kitchens. According to the summary, hunters need to make sure they have a transfer permit to transfer their meat to FHFH.

As well, it is still only for deer meat - not moose, or goose, or anything else......yet. I'm sure if all goes well that it will expand to other meat.
 

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I was not aware that this program was available in NB, I have hunted in Alberta quite a bit and know that the donating wild game program is very sucsessful there and many of the Edmonton area homeless shelters serve predominantly wild meat all winter long. The last time I heard the #s for it a couple years ago I think there was 750000 lbs donated that year.
 

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I was not aware that this program was available in NB, I have hunted in Alberta quite a bit and know that the donating wild game program is very sucsessful there and many of the Edmonton area homeless shelters serve predominantly wild meat all winter long. The last time I heard the #s for it a couple years ago I think there was 750000 lbs donated that year.
 

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HI from FHFH Canada. yes 2009 was our first year in Canada and we had many donations that help feed the hungry in the Fredericton soup kitchen, Mobile One in Moncton. 2 church hot meal programs in Saint John also Romero house in Saint John. it was amazing to see the all the deer meat processed into ground meat and one deer feed 200 plus people who really need need the food. This is not usually due to their own reasons but the economy today. I hope you take a minute to check out our website. We are trying to get as much press as possible but it is hard.Not everyone knows how great wild game meat is to eat or for your health with No additives, preservitives and extra lean meat. You are right about food banks they do not want this meat. The meat all goes to soup kitchens and hot meal programs to feed the hungry. I hope this year you will think about feeding your community. www.fhfhcanada.org
 
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