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Attention Deer Hunters: Assistance Needed

WNWN coverWESTERN KY, (10/23/12) – In late August, SurfKY News reported on Waste Not Want Not (WNWN), a charitable effort by area outdoorsmen to donate deer-kills to a local food bank. As gun season approaches, WNWN organizer Chad Browning hopes to not only increase the number of deer donations but also to raise much needed cash for the effort in order to keep it afloat. Click here to view the original SurfKY News article.

“There are families in this area living in poverty that can’t afford to buy food to put on the table each and every night,” Browning said. “There are hunters that don’t fill all of their deer tags simply because they don’t want to waste the deer meat & they don’t know what to do with it. Waste Not Want Not is here to connect these unwanted deer to the families that need it the most.”

WNWN operates solely on volunteer time and donated funds. When hunters call, it is Browning or one of the volunteers to act quickly to meet-up with them and get the animal to the processor. The meat is processed and distributed by Hope2All Food Bank, which bears the cost of the processing.

“Hope2All is a non-profit organization which means they have a limited supply of money via donations,” Browning said. “Financially, I’m concerned with the program being able to continue. WNWN has no money and handles no money. We are just volunteers.”

He continued, “When a hunter calls me to donate their deer, they know that the deer is going into the Hope2All Food Bank once it is processed. With 350 families visiting the food bank each month to receive a box of food to help them get through the month, it makes a person feel good to help out.”

Case in point, Browning shared the story of a man and his young son and the life-lesson learned as a part of their recent hunting trip:

WNWN body“A seven-year-old boy was hunting with his dad during Youth Season and had the opportunity to kill a doe. His dad suggested that they donate the deer to a program that he had heard about. At first, the boy did not like the idea of giving away his deer that he had killed, but then his dad explained to him that there are families living all around us that don’t have enough money to buy food so that they can eat every day. If they donate this deer, it will put meat on the table for several families, ‘even for little boys like you.’ The boy then understood what it meant to donate a deer, and he was all for it.”

“I believe as the Bible says, ‘whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40,” Browning said. This is all the encouragement I need to know that this program is a great thing. I encourage everyone to become a part of this in some way.

From September 1 through muzzleloader season, WNWN has collected 14 deer from hunters; however, Browning expects that number to triple during gun season, underscoring the need for a similar increase in donations.

To that end, WNWN and Hope2All will be holding a bucket brigade from 7:00 AM to Noon at the four-way intersection in Nortonville. “We are praying to raise enough money to offset the cost of this year’s deer processing,” he said.

If anyone would like to make a direct monetary donation and receive a tax-deductible receipt, they can simply mail a check to Hope2All, PO Box 600, Nortonville, KY 42442.

All deer donations should be made by calling Chad Browning at (270) 635-0544. Please remember, all deer must have a legal confirmation number and be field dressed before you call.

Casey Piscitelli SurfKY News

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