Clean Out Your Freezer Day set for Aug. 27

Hunters For The Hungry asks Louisiana to make room in their freezer for the upcoming hunting season by donating frozen goods to one of the multiple drop-off locations throughout the state for the annual Clean Out Your Freezer Day on Aug. 27.

The Lake Charles drop-off location will be 1-4 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Pathology Lab parking lot at 830 Bayou Pines West. All items collected will be donated to Abraham’s Tent.

H4H will accept any properly packaged, labeled, and dated game, fish, or other protein, as well as other frozen food at one of the multiple drop-off locations throughout the state.

“We’re excited to host Clean Out Your Freezer Day a few weeks earlier this year. We want to make sure we hit a time that’s convenient for all sportsmen as they’re preparing for the upcoming hunting season and possibly overloaded from the fishing season,” said Julie Grunewald, executive director of Hunters For The Hungry. “Those who’ve participated in the past will not only notice the date, but they’ll notice a few changes in drop-off locations as we’re trying to get closer to neighborhoods and local grocery stores.”

In 2022, more than 16,000 pounds of frozen goods were collected. Between this and the 70,000 pounds of deer and hog collected from generous Louisiana Sportsmen, H4H provided over 86,000 pounds of protein, resulting in over 344,000 meals on the tables of the needy throughout the state. The distribution goes through the five major food banks in Louisiana, as well as direct to shelters and kitchens and other agencies in  various communities.

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