Hunters Sharing the Harvest, a statewide venison-sharing program that helps feed the needy, is in its 21st year and it's the oldest such network in the country - started right here in Lancaster County with Ken Brandt of Elizabethtown, according to John Plowman, HSH executive director.

"Through Hunters Sharing the Harvest, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is able to offer a high-quality meat product that is highly desired by the families we serve," says Brad Peterson, director of communications. "It's a great source for a low-fat meat product."

When the food bank lists venison on its statewide inventory from which agencies place orders, the venison is gone within two days, he says. Last year, the state food banks received 14,813 pounds of venison from hunters.

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