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Hunters donate hundreds of pounds of deer meat to Elizabeth City food bank

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Jan 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 14:46:16-05

Elizabeth City, N.C. – Hunters in North Carolina are taking action to help those in need.

They donated hundreds of pounds of deer meat to the Food Bank of the Albemarle.

Volunteers started distributing the venison on Tuesday.

“You can tell by the smiles on their faces that they’re happy to receive it,” said Carolyn Anderson, food resource coordinator.

The group that donated the meat is called ‘Soul Hunters.’  They’re affiliated with Fountain of Life Church.

This year they donated 36 deer, which equals about 1,400 pounds of ground venison.  It’s almost double what they were able to donate last year.

Look for more on this story on NewsChannel 3 at 5 and check back to wtkr.com for updates.