News October 8, 2020

Hunters Participate in Food from the Field Program

by Jackson Hole Radio News

First Lady Jennie Gordon’s Wyoming Hunger Initiative has partnered with Dan’s Meat Processing in Evansville to provide hunters with the opportunity to participate in the newly launched Food from the Field program, which enables them to donate all or part of their meat to the local food pantry system. The ultimate goal of Food from the Field is to utilize Wyoming resources to combat food insecurity. The program complements existing donation efforts around the state and the increased collaboration between agencies offers a framework for more processors to participate. 400 pounds of game meat was distributed to Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies partners last week. Hunters interested in participating in the program can obtain more information at wyomingfoodbank.org. As a part of the program, all donated deer, elk, and moose will undergo appropriate Chronic Wasting Disease testing to ensure safety prior to entering the food bank system.