Hunting season is underway in Florida, and this season marks a big milestone for Wild Game Food Bank (WGFB). This is WGFB’s fifth season coordinating wild game meat donations to feed our neighbors in need!
Are you an avid hunter that’s never heard of us? That’s okay! Allow me to introduce our mission: Our mission is to keep your harvest from going to waste through serving our neighbors. Whether that’s extra venison, hog meat, pre-packaged meat, or other wild game.
WGFB began operating during the Fall 2013 deer hunting season in Polk County, FL. In the first year alone, WGFB processed enough meat donations to feed more than 5,100 meat servings to members of the Polk County community who face food insecurity every day.
Since our first season, we have grown relationships with processors in Hillsborough and DeSoto Counties as well, and meat processed in those Counties benefits those in need in each area.
We owe our success to the kindness and support from the agricultural and outdoors community, and in the coming months I look forward to sharing more about our mission and organization with you.
To learn more about us, find drop-off locations, and to get in touch, find us on Facebook and visit our website wildgamefoodbank.com. Happy hunting!
BY: CAITLIN MEADOWS
This column is sponsored by Wild Game Food Bank.
BIO: Caitlin Meadows is the founder of Wild Game Food Bank. She proudly serves the community in this capacity while enjoying life as a wife, mom, and REALTOR®. A UF graduate and Gainesville native, Caitlin and her family have called Polk County home for the last ten years. Her husband is an avid hunter, which is what helped fuel the inspiration behind WGFB. Caitlin and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors with their son, attending church, and managing their cattle and chickens. To learn more about about WGFB, go to wildgamefoodbank.com.