Delaware hunters donated nearly 19,000 pounds of deer meat to help feed the hungry.
According to DNREC, 708 deer were donated to the Delaware Sportsmen Against Hunger program during the 2012-2013 hunting season.
The venison was processed by private butchers as well as a butcher shop located at the Sussex Community Corrections Center in Georgetown. That facility is staffed by probation violation offenders, who have been specially trained as butchers.
More than 30 charitable organizations and food pantries across the state will receive the frozen ground venison to prepare meals for needy residents.
The Delaware Sportsmen Against Hunger program was started more than 20 years ago and has donated more than 400,000 pounds of venison to state food assistance programs.