Big Game Donation Program Supporting Province’s Food Banks
Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture Elvis Lovelss made a statement in the House of Assembly to raise awareness of a special permit program available to registered food banks, which allows them to accept and distribute donations of moose and caribou meat.
The program is in association with the Community Food Sharing Association, which represents 54 registered food banks throughout the province.
Hunters can donate meat directly to participating food banks or through Share the Harvest NL, an organization that assists hunters, fishers and farmers, in donating locally-sourced food.
All donated moose and caribou must be processed at a government-licensed processing facility. Participating food banks are responsible for managing the collection and distribution of the meat donated by hunters.