BETHESDA, MD – “Hunters throughout the United States demonstrate genuine charity during these tough economic times,” gun law expert John M. Snyder noted here today. He’s the Gun Dean, according to Human Events.
“Although it may not be known generally, hunters provide millions of pounds of game meat each year to our less fortunate brethren,” he added.
Snyder pointed to a study commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and conducted by Mile Creek Communications. According to it, last year 11 million meals were provided to the less fortunate. These came through donations of venison by hunters. The study indicated that nearly 2.8 million pounds of game meat got through to church kitchens, shelters and food banks, making its way to the plates of those in need.
Snyder noted, “These figures represent only the officially reported acts of charity. Hunters contributed more venison on an individual basis.
“Most states have programs under which hunters can bring their donations to centers that process and distribute them. According to one report, the meat from a single deer can feed up to 200 people.”
Snyder said, “These are difficult times for our country. Many people face critical situations. Reports indicate that Census Bureau figures on the numbers of poor and nearly poor people in the United States startle many of the experts.
“The practical charity shown by men and women who are hunters in our country is heartwarming and uplifting indeed. This year, hopefully, more than 2.8 million pounds of game meat will be donated by our hunters to those in need.”
“This is important to consider as we prepare for Thanksgiving and for the Christmas season,” he added.