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Despite all the complications that the COVID pandemic brought on us in 2020, Louisiana hunters still came through for the hungry of our area.

Last year alone, through "Hunters For The Hungry" annual "Clean Out Your Freezer Day" Louisiana hunters donated over 24,000 pounds of protein throughout the state.

This year, to make things a little easier, we'll actually have several days to help this incredible organization and all donations will go directly to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.

While the rest of the country will celebrate the day on September 26, 2021, hunters in the Shreveport area can make their donations anytime between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm Monday, September 20 through Friday, September 24 at the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.  The Food Bank is making things extremely easy with an actual drive through donation line at their new facility at 285 Mt. Zion Road in Shreveport.

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 210,000 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.

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