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State Rep. Sargent calls for support of Hunters for the Hungry

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State Rep. Sargent calls for support of Hunters for the Hungry

Herald Reports

The Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TWF), one of the state’s oldest and largest conservation organizations, announced recently that Tennessee State Rep. Charles Sargent has made a generous donation in support of TWF’s Hunters for the Hungry program to cover the cost of deer processing in his area, House District 61.

Hunters for the Hungry provides funding to more than 80 wild game processors across 67 Tennessee counties.  The processors receive donated venison from hunters during white-tailed deer season, package the lean, organic meat for free or at a reduced rate, and make it available to local food banks and kitchens.

Sargent’s donation will be directly applied to pay processing fees, allowing hunters to donate deer at no cost to help feed hungry families in the area. The venison will be utilized by soup kitchens and missions in District 61. The goal Representative Sargent has set this year is to raise funds to cover the processing, which will result in more than 3,300 healthy meals to Tennesseans in crisis.

Sargent is asking those in his district to consider making a generous donation of their own so more families and children can receive this much-needed relief. He cited statistics showing that in Williamson county; more than 9 percent of the population is food insecure. To make a donation online, go to

“The Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is feeding a lot of people in Williamson county and across the state,” said Sargent. “Join me in supporting their local efforts to use the abundance of our state wildlife resources to address the problem of hunger.”

Hunters for the Hungry has collected more than 1 million pounds of venison since its inception in 1998, yielding over 4 million meals to food-insecure families and individuals across Tennessee.

Since 1946, the Tennessee Wildlife Federation has served as champions of our state’s Great Outdoors. To learn more about the Federation or Hunters for the Hungry, please visit