NASHVILLE — This week, Republican Caucus Chairman Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, and the Tennessee Sportsmen’s Caucus donated $5,000 to Hunters for the Hungry, a nonprofit program that provides healthy protein to hungry Tennesseans. The check was presented to Mike Butler, director of the Tennessee Wildlife Federation for Hunters for the Hungry at the second-annual Tennessee Sportsmen’s Caucus Dove Hunt, held in Houston County.
The Tennessee Sportsmen’s Caucus is a bi-partisan group of Tennessee state legislators interested in issues facing hunters and anglers in Tennessee. Together, they work to support conservation policies and growth for sportsmen.
“Hunters for the Hungry has worked tirelessly to help provide meals for Tennesseans in need for more than 20 years, and I am pleased to support this great organization,” said Faison, who represents Cocke County. “The dove hunt was a great way for lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats, to come together and support a great cause. I look forward to continuing our partnership with Hunters for the Hungry as we work to help more of our citizens in need.”
Since 1998, Hunters for the Hungry has provided more than 6.5 million meals to Tennesseans in need. When hunters harvest a deer, they may donate it to Hunters for the Hungry at a participating processor. The venison is processed for free or at a reduced rate and then provided to area food banks or soup kitchens. One deer can provide as many as 168 meals of venison.