Generous hunters are providing about 3,200 high protein meals to hungry guests of two Oklahoma Salvation Army facilities this month. More than a half-ton of ground venison donated by hunters arrived fresh and frozen to help knock out hunger, thanks to Steve Glass of Oklahoma-based Trophy Bag Kooler, Inc. (TBK) and Terry Mayberry of Terry's Taxidermy in Oklahoma City, supporting Sportsman Channel's Hunt.Fish.Feed. program, along with Cox Communications, Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) and others.
The Sportsman Channel and MDF teamed up with TBK's Glass and others for Hunt.Fish.Feed. events in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, serving venison to hundreds of clients, and stocking food shelves for thousands more. Hunt.Fish.Feed., created by The Sportsman Channel and supported nationwide by MDF volunteers, is a unique outreach program that taps an underutilized food source-game meat donated by sportsmen-to feed those struggling with hunger across America. And it generates positive publicity for hunters as humanitarians and caring citizens.
Thanks to MDF partner Steve Glass of Trophy Bag Kooler, Inc. (www.trophybagkooler.com), the venison was kept cool during transportation.
"It feels good to help those in need. When I heard about the event from MDF's Mark LaBarbera, I knew we had the perfect product to help protect the meat from the hot sun," said Glass who donated 12 Combo Koolers, rugged, soft-sided portable storage devices with space-age technology.
"On behalf of the 80-plus million American sportsmen we represent, The Sportsman Channel extends a grateful thank you to the Mule Deer Foundation, its members and supporters," said Gavin Harvey, CEO The Sportsman Channel. "They are making a major contribution to our Hunt.Fish.Feed program and inspire us to do even more to activate our sportsmen in other communities."
Mule Deer Foundation President & CEO Miles Moretti said, "It's our pleasure to share the bounty across America. The public feedback is positive to all the media coverage of what hunters are doing to help society as well as conservation. "