Fall is Upon Us i.e. It’s Our Birthday!

The Fall is an exciting time of year for our family. It means football, bonfire dreaming, and the start of hunting season. Around our house we run on season years and so does Wild Game Food Bank. The anticipation of a new hunting season brings much excitement, and this Fall is especially dear to us since it’s the start of our second season.

This month marked the one-year anniversary of Wild Game Food Bank, and a busy year it’s been! 

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We started out working under the support of a fund setup by The Mission of Winter Haven. They had faith in Wild Game Food Bank, and we’re very grateful for this incredible organization. Since this time we’ve done a lot to get started. And by getting started I mean coordinating hunter harvests that totaled 5,175 meat servings, and branching out into two additional Counties!

In the first year, Wild Game Food Bank raised 5,175 meat servings for neighbors in need.

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Just this month we even secured a DeSoto County processor that will accept and process meat from hunters in that area, we participated in the Polk County Farm Bureau’s Hunger Shootout sporting clays tournament  (more to come on that!), and we also finalized our Articles of Incorporation. It’s been a wonderful year, and we know it’s because there is a need in our community that we’re helping to meet. We also know that our Faith and community have chosen to support us, and for that we are beyond grateful.

So, as we move into our second season, we ask that you keep us in mind.

Become a Hunter on a Mission.

Turn your passion for hunting into a passion for serving others.

Happy Hunting & Happy Birthday to Wild Game Food Bank!

Many Blessings,
Caitlin

Caitlin Meadows
WGFB President

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The Meadows Family: Wild Game Food Bank

 

In The Field Magazine Cover Story

September 2014 Issue

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When Melissa Nichols, a photographer and writer for In The Field Magazine, called earlier in the year to learn more about Wild Game Food Bank I was honored and excited about the opportunity to tell our community about Wild Game Food Bank’s mission. She and I talked on and off throughout the summer and decided that with the kick-off of hunting season, September was the perfect time to highlight Wild Game Food Bank. We’re very appreciative of the support.

View the Online Cover Story Here

View the Print Story Here

So, with the start of hunting season, pick up a copy of In The Field Magazine and keep us in mind if you find yourself blessed with too many harvests this season.

Happy Hunting,
Caitlin

Caitlin Meadows
President
Wild Game Food Bank

Wide Open Spaces

WideOpenSpaces.com Tells Folks How to Donate

It’s so exciting to see publications as well as the online community support Wild Game Food Bank! Will Palmer with www.wideopenspaces.com contacted us a few weeks ago after hearing about us on Trophy Taker Outdoors Radio Show on 102.5. The radio show is a Saturday morning program that talks about hunting and fishing, and they’re big supporters of WGFB. Will is a contributing writer to the website and lives in Central Florida. We’re thankful for his support!

You can read his WGFB write-up and other great hunting articles by following the link below. 

Wild Game Food Bank: Hunters Helping the Hungry in Florida