Get ready to rummage through your freezers, because the 4th annual Clean Out Your Freezer Day is coming Sept. 22. This is a campaign put on by the Hunters for the Hungry (HFH).
“HFH is a non-profit organization that has been working for over 20 years with hunters and fishermen throughout the state to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors by sharing our bounty of wild game and fish in order to combat hunger,” according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website.
Citizens can help HFH out by bringing frozen meats and vegetables as well as boxed and canned goods to Minden Floral from the hours of 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The goal for this year’s drive is to collect more than one-thousand pounds of food. If they are able to achieve this goal, then it would be the most successful Freezer Day Minden Hunter’s for the Hungry have seen, given that in the past they’ve collected as much as nine-hundred pounds worth of food.
The food that is donated will be given to both UCAP and Minden Adult and Teen Challenge Family Center.
Wildthang Custom Meats is the certified processor for the HFH. They donate throughout the year, totaling as much as 2500 lbs of meat donated yearly.
Becky Smith, a volunteer for Hunters of the Hungry said, “We saw the need to help out some organizations in our community. Our ultimate goal is to help provide food to the local charities who don’t get state funding.”
Citizens can turn in their frozen meats and vegetables to Minden Floral, located at 802 Homer Road in Minden for the hours of 1 p.m. to 3 p.m on Sept. 22.