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In 2019, Louisiana hunters answered the call to help feed the hungry of our state through "Hunters For The Hungry" annual "Clean Out Your Freezer Day" when we donated 30,000 pounds of protein in this one day alone, throughout the state. It was a new record for the day and provided 120,000 meals to the needy.

It's almost time to try and break that record. Hunters for the Hungry will host its annual “Clean Out Your Freezer Day” to benefit the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana on Sunday, Sept. 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church at 500 Common Street (Head of Texas Street).

In conjunction with Hunger Action Month, hunters are encouraged to clean out their freezers before the upcoming hunting season and share their leftover bounty with the hungry. Donations will be distributed directly to those in need in all the parishes served by the Food Bank.

In past years, Hunters for the Hungry has collected more than 190,000 pounds of fish, game and other frozen protein items. Hunters for the Hungry encourages hunters and anglers to enjoy the plentiful wild game in Louisiana and give back by sharing frozen fish and game with the hungry through programs such as “Clean Out Your Freezer Day” in September and “Donate A Deer” in the winter months.

“Clean Out Your Freezer Day” gives sportsmen an excellent opportunity to put their leftover fish and game to good use when preparing for the upcoming hunting season. Of course, Hunter's for the Hungry wants everyone to know that this year’s food drive isn’t just for anglers and hunters. All are welcome to join the cause by donating any frozen foods or proteins to benefit those in need.