Hunters plan to share the harvest to fight hunger in Pa.

Written by David Payne/WITF's Radio Pennsylvania | Nov 28, 2015 6:40 AM

Photo by AP Photo/Keith Srakocic

(Harrisburg) -- With the start of the traditional rifle deer season on Monday, hunters are being asked to take part in a statewide effort to fight hunger.

The program known as "Hunters Sharing the Harvest" calls on those taking to the woods and fields to donate some of the meat to organizations which help to alleviate hunger.

Republican Senator Richard Alloway, who represents Adams County and portions of Franklin, Cumberland and York counties, is the sponsor of a resolution unanimously approved in the Senate recognizing the effort.

"Since 1991, Pennsylvania hunters"Sharing the Harvest" program has brought the hunting public together to serve their communities and has been providing venison to local food bank systems to benefit needy citizens throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania," he said.

The program covers 53 counties and is seen as a way to assist the more than two million Pennsylvanians identified as "food insecure."

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