Over 8,000 Pounds of Venison Donated to a Pennsylvania Food Bank

The National Park Service at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania donated more than 8,000 pounds of venison to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank since October, a local CBS affiliate reports. The game was harvested as part of the federal government's deer management program at Gettysburg and the neighboring Eisenhower National Historic Site.

This winter, those federal employees qualified for the program took more than 200 deer.

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The meat was processed by Butcher Block in Biglerville, and will go to good use with the Central PA Food Bank, which serves more than 36,000 meals each winter to those in need in 27 counties.

Central PA Food Bank also partners with Hunters Sharing the Harvest, which has to date donated more than one million pounds of meat to the program.

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