Deer hunters have been very generous to food pantries in Door and Kewaunee counties. Donations to the annual Hunt for the Hungry program have given local pantries and their clients fresh venison going into the holiday season. Ashley Madson, food pantry coordinator for Feed and Clothe My People of Door County, says this year's donations were the biggest in years.
The Kewaunee County Food Pantry also saw sizable donations that will aid clients for awhile. Pantry President Ken Marquardt says this year's donations are down a bit, though unusual circumstances contributed to last year's larger venison supply.
Pantry operators are grateful for donated venison through Hunt for the Hungry because it means they have to purchase less meat and can use that money to buy other foods.