CT Food Bank Success Story
"Hunt to Feed Program Donates Lean Venison: Protein is one of the most highly
sought after items in the food bank system. Venison is a lean and healthy source of
protein made available to hungry people all across the state thanks to Connecticut
hunters. The Hunt to Feed program, which raises funds to cover processing, allows
Connecticut hunters to donate venison to CFB. The campaign gave 1,208 pounds of
venison, nearly 5,000 portions of protein, to CFB between September 2007 and
CT Food Bank
February 2008 Newsletter
"Because of a disease my son has, he is only able to tolerate ONE food. That one
food happened to be Venison. Thanks to the amazing folk at White Tail Solutions &
the Hunt To Feed Program, our family was given the piece of mind that we would
NEVER have to look for food for our son! That kind of piece of mind can't be
bought! It's amazing to know there are people out there like this! Thank you so
Stacey Dionne (mom of Timmy)
The venison goes well in our organization, we have 35 full time residents, 25 of them
are homeless individuals and families, and 10 are homeless veterans.
Some of the clients REALLY enjoy the product while others do not even know what
they are eating but eat it anyway.(It tastes great!!)
Still if it were not for the venison you donate, many times there would be no beef at
all. In these days of economic concerns, food donations are many times limited to
canned veggies, tuna and cereals. Beef and other perishables are difficult to obtain.
In our opinion, the Hunt To Feed program is a real positive asset that contributes to
healthy balanced meals for our homeless people.
Torrington Chapter of Fish
The Lyme Disease Association Eastern CT Chapter would like to thank you for
being a part of the Lyme Disease Seminar on June 17th.
The information your company provided at the seminar was valuable for people to
learn of ways to protect their yards and themselves from ticks. Thanks to
companies like yours, the lyme community has great ways in order to keep the deer
population out of their backyards.
We hope you will plan to join us at any future events that we have.
We'll keep you informed.
September 11, 2009
Letter from the Governor
On behalf of the State of Connecticut, it is with great pleasure that I extend my
sincere congratulations to Hunt To Feed on its 2nd Annual Fundraising and
The Hunt To Feed program provides hunters in Connecticut with the option to
donate, free of charge, their deer harvest to the CT Food Bank where it is then
distributed through out the state. This process is extremely beneficial in that it not
only helps control the fast-growing deer population, which can lead to potentially
unhealthy herd and foster disease, but in turn offers processed lean, protein rich
venison to the hungry. To date Hunt To Feed has donated over 4,000 lbs. of venison
to Connecticut's hungry and the organization continues to raise the standards of
excellence in Connecticut.
It is a priviledge to extend my words of tribute to all involved in this fantastic
program. Please know that you have my best wishes for a memorable occasion and
may you continue in your success for years to come.
M. Jodi Rell
Governor Actual Letter
CT Food Bank September 24, 2009
Dear Dan: The banquet was a great successs and the continuation of a great
tradition that will no doubt continue for many years. Thank you for all that you do to
address the issue at hand and for helping to make such a valuable source of protein
accessible to so many who would otherwise go without. This year, 2009 the food
drive from the Hunt To Feed banquet raised 1,223 pounds of food on behalf of the
CT Food Bank programs and the people they serve. That number translates into 941
Between the venison, the food drive, and funds contributed, your efforts translate into
thousands of meals each year since you have been involved. Once again, thank you
for all the work that this entails. Please give my compliments to those who planned
the banquet specifically - it was really very nice and the new location enhanced the
Programs Director, CT Food Bank