Event Features Venison Chili to Help Feed Less Fortunate on Wednesday, October 16. Mayor Bill Falkner Proclaims October 16 “Hunt.Fish.Feed.” Day & Will Attend
Sportsman Channel and Suddenlink are teaming up to host a Hunt.Fish.Feed event in St. Joseph, Mo. on Wednesday, October 16, serving a special venison chili lunch at Open Door Food Kitchen to 300 of those in need. Guests from neighboring shelters are also invited, including Juda House. Special guest Scott Leysath, Sportsman Channel TV host and Executive Chef, will help prepare and serve venison chili with homemade cheddar cornbread and fruit. Hunt.Fish.Feed., created by Sportsman Channel, is a unique outreach program that taps an underutilized food source—game meat and fish donated by sportsmen—to feed those struggling with hunger across America.
Mayor Bill Falkner will be in attendance during the lunch session beginning at 11 am. He also proclaimed October 16 as “Hunt.Fish.Feed.” Day.
“We are honored to bring our Hunt.Fish.Feed.initiative to the Open Door Food Kitchen where they are supported solely by private donation,” said Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel. “We look forward to working with our partner at Suddenlink to make this a successful and impactful event. Programs like Hunt.Fish.Feed. provide unique avenues to help the needy, especially during an economic time that finds more and more people in need every day.”
”We are thrilled to be part of this creative and unique effort to help our St. Joseph neighbors,” said Suddenlink St. Joseph General Manager Lee Ann Smiley, a member of the Open Door Food Kitchen Board of Directors. “Most of us at Suddenlink have lived and worked here several years and many have volunteered to help with this event. Projects like Hunt.Fish.Feed. demonstrate there are ways for us all to lend a hand and help people get their lives back on track.”
Open Door Food Kitchen has been operating with the help of volunteers and local churches since 1984. Their mission is to build a better community by feeding all that come through their door – no questions asked. They estimate roughly 2,000 volunteer hours every month help to provide opportunities for those who need it in the St. Joseph area.
Wednesday, October 16
Open Door Food Kitchen
510 Edmond Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Serve: 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Serving 300 men, women and children
Logo courtesy Sportsman Channel