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Hunters for the Hungry will host its annual “Clean Out Your Freezer Day” to benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m.

In conjunction with Hunter Action Month, sportsmen are encouraged to clean out their freezers and share their leftover bounty with the hungry. Donations will be distributed directly to those in need to more than 125 member agencies in the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’s service area.

In past years, Hunters for the Hungry has collected more than 190,000 pounds of fish, game and other frozen items. “‘Clean Out Your Freezer Day,’ will enable the Food Bank to distribute frozen fish and game to the thousands of people throughout our 11-parish service area,” Michael Manning, president and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank said. “The Food Bank is seeking more food than in previous years to provide for the increased need,” Manning continued.

Hunters for the Hungry encourages hunters and fisherman to enjoy the plentiful wild game in Louisiana and give back by sharing frozen fish and game with the hungry through programs such as “Clean Out Your Freezer Day” and “Donate A Deer.” “Clean Out Your Freezer Day” gives sportsmen an excellent opportunity to put their leftover fish and game to good use when preparing for the upcoming hunting season. Local sportsmen are encouraged to deliver their frozen product to the listed donation sites.

Site list: East Baton Rouge Parish – Old Alex Box Stadium, LSU; Baker Fire Department, 3701 Groom Road; Baton Rouge Fire Departments, 835 Sharp Road and 150 South Wooddale Blvd.; Bowie Outfitters, 8630 Perkins Road; CCA of Louisiana, 12241 Industriplex Blvd.; Central Fire Department, 11646 Sullivan Road; St. George Fire Departments, 7027 Antioch Road and 16415 George O’Neal Lane; Zachary Fire Department, 4525 Main St.; Ascension Parish – Cabela’s, I-10 and LA 30, Gonzales; Livingston Parish – Bass Pro Shop, I-12 and Range Ave., Denham Springs; West Baton Rouge Parish – Spillway Sportsman, off LA 1, Brusly; West Feliciana Parish – Feliciana Seafood and Deli, Hwy 61, Exxon Station, St. Francisville. Grace Episcopal Church St Francisville; East Feliciana Parish – Red Boot Deli, 12430 Saint Helena St. Clinton.

For more information, contact Amy Sellers at 225-359-9940, ext. 206 or amy@brfoodbank.org .

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