We received 300lb of ground venison from Missouri's Share the Harvest. All the meat was donated to a local butcher so local hunters were helping people in their own community. Without programs like this our soup kitchen would probably cease to exist. Mo has very little funding for programs like ours and with out sponsorship from any foundation or church we depend on these programs.
2 years ago we received 2000lbs of slightly dented cans from the USDA for our food pantry. A few days later we got a visit from the state health department. The lady told me we had to dispose of all the cans because we couldn't give out dented cans. I just gave her the number of the director of the USDA program that gave us the cans. Two weeks later I called her boss because I hadnt heard from them. Her boss told me she received a call from the director of USDA and we were good on the inspection and would not hear from them again unless they had a complaint. And we havent lol It is a shame LA has refused its needy residents a healthy meal. From my experience what the government subsidizes food pantries and soup kitchens with is high calorie, fat saturated food that doesnt have the health of the recipient in mind.
-------------------- "Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'” Jesus Posts: 398 | From: Southeast Missouri | Registered: Sep 2010
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Don't most states have laws against wasting game meat? I've read most of them (state regs.), and have yet to find an exception for government officials. They should be charged with the violation if La. has such a law. The only exception would be if the health department actually tested the meat and found it contaminated or spoiled.
I say, arrest them.
-------------------- I hunt; Therefore I eat well. Currently in the freezer: Venison, Hog. Posts: 56 | From: Texas | Registered: Sep 2013
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