FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2011
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:
Auglaize, Butler, Clark, Clermont, Darke, Greene, Hamilton, Miami, Montgomery, Preble & Warren Counties:
Coordinator: Donald Boling, firstname.lastname@example.org, 513-777-9525 home, cell 513-300-9203
Co-Coordinator: Donald Distler, email@example.com,513-403-7471 home
Co-Coordinator: Tim Kern Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org, 513-737-7733 home
Highland, Brown & Clinton Counties:
Coordinator: Barb Bauer, Barbemail@example.com, 937-515-2221 cell
Coordinator: Thomas Karn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 937-489-2279 home
Participating butchers in Southwest Ohio include:
Auglaize County – Walter and Sons, Inc.
808 N. Dixie Highway, Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Brown County - Manning Packing Co.
100 College Ave., Sardinia, OH 45171
Butler County – Neanovers Deer Processing
7532 Cincinnati Brookville Rd., Okeana OH 45053
Clark County - J and L Farm Butcher Shop
2342 South Union Rd., Medway, OH 45341
Clark County – Copey’s Butcher Shop
10988 Gerlaugh Rd., Medway, OH 45341
Darke County – Houses Custom Butchering
6442 Beamsville Webster Rd., Versailles, OH 45380
Darke County – King and Sons Poultry Services
8091 Horatio-Harris Creek Rd., Bradford, OH 45308
Miami County – Happy Jacks Deer Processing
8678 East Walnut Grove Rd., New Carlisle, OH 45344
Montgomery County – Bussards Slaughter House
7593 Shimp Rd., Germantown, OH 45327
Shelby County - Davis Meats LTD
1243 Wapakoneta Ave., Sydney OH 45365
Warren County- Davidson Meat Processing
6490 Corwin Avenue, Waynesville OH 45068
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 .
For more information contact:
Josh Wilson, FHFH Operations Director
1. 866. GET. FHFH (438. 3434)
Kathy Garza-Behr, Division of Wldlife