November 13, 2008

Share the Harvest to Host Deer Drop-Off in Memphis

In an effort to further grow the local Share the Harvest program, members of the Scotland County Rotary Club have joined with the Scotland County Food Pantry to provide a special transportation offer for hunters on opening weekend of the Missouri firearms deer season.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, November 15th and 16th, volunteers will be hosting a deer drop off in the rear parking lot of Gas & More convenience store on Highway 136 in Memphis.

Any hunter interested in donating their deer to Share the Harvest, may leave the animal with the volunteers at the site once it has legally been registered via the Missouri telecheck system.

We hope this is one more way to entice hunters to donate to the program that puts meat on the tables of so many local families, said Rotarian Jim Kigar.

This will be the first year the drop off is being offered to local hunters in an effort to increase the total amount of venison generated by the charity food drive. The volunteers expect it will produce added numbers for the program, as previously some hunters may not have donated deer due to the long drive to the Rutledge locker, which processes all of the venison for the Share the harvest project in Scotland County.

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