Hunters Hunting Hunger program provides dozens of meals for those in need
Hunting season is well under way and if you are one of the lucky ones you are bringing in big game. At times, too much game. There is a place in Grand Junction to donate extra meat from your hunt.
Connection Church (402 Grand Ave., Grand Junction) has set up a program to help those in need of some meals. They will use the processed harvest to create food boxes. The program is called Hunters Hunting Hunger.
The idea came from a member of the church who wanted to utilize the extra harvested meat.
Paris Wallace, pastor of Connection Church, said the idea isn’t new for some states, who have been doing for decades, but they wanted to utilize it as well.
The boxes include six pounds of meat, either deer or elk. Boxes also include boxed dinners, cereal, soups, crackers and other staples. It includes five dinner meals, four lunch meals and three breakfast meals. Some boxes have been used to make up to 48 rationed meals by individuals.
“It all depends how big the families are,” Wallace said. “All boxes are the exact same. We look from a cooking level to be simple and as a main source of protein.”
Folks interested in donating their harvest can take the meat to D & M Meats (2889 Florida St., Grand Junction). It will process the meat and donate to Connection Church.
On average, deer harvested totals around 100 pounds and elk averages around 200 pounds. The meat would then turn to provide 15 boxes with deer meat and 30 boxes with elk meat.
Low income or homeless families can obtain a box by visiting the church the third Tuesday of every month between October and June at 9 a.m.
Wallace added most boxes are gone within the hour, as there are only 25 boxes available each month. It is on a first come, first serve basis.
The church also accepts donations of food items and monetary donations to purchase food for the boxes as well.
Visit http://www.connectionchurchlive.com or call 970-523-1857 to learn more.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Rifle City Manager Scott Hahn plans to transition out of his position over the next several months, according to a city of Rifle news release.