The Texas Deer Association (TDA) is proud to announce it is teaming up with Trinity Oaks, a San Antonio-based, non-profit organization, to provide harvested deer for the charity’s meat processing and food distribution program. By working together, TDA and Trinity Oaks hope to deliver more than 625,000 meals of all-natural venison to those in need during 2014.
“Texans have a long-stranding tradition of helping our neighbors, so we’re excited to work with Trinity Oaks in establishing a steady supply of venison for its meals programs,” says Karl Kinsel, executive director for the Texas Deer Association. “Venison is a heart-healthy renewable resource, and we are blessed in Texas to have an abundance of deer that can help feed hundreds of thousands of people. Teaming up with Trinity Oaks to put food on the table is a win-win.”
Trinity Oaks strives to make a difference in the lives of others by using hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities as a platform to share with youth, to show appreciation for veterans, and to nourish individuals and families in need. This year, Trinity Oaks is on track to provide more than 75,000 lbs. of game meat to the needy — more than 375,000 meals — and the organization hopes to increase its distribution by 60 percent in 2014. After processing and packaging, Trinity Oaks distributes the meat to local area faith-based soup kitchens, such as Mobile Loaves and Fishes in Austin; The Community Table Project in San Antonio; and orphaned children’s homes in Northern Mexico, as well as sending jerky to military troops overseas. For more information on Trinity Oaks, visit www.TrinityOaks.org
“By working together with Texas Deer Association, we can better ensure meals for our hungry neighbors and increase our positive impact in Texas,” says Tom Snyder, founder of Trinity Oaks. “TDA’s deer-centric mission is a perfect complement to our food distribution programs, as well as our other charitable endeavors relating to hunting, fishing, and outdoor-based disabled veteran and youth programs.”
Founded in 1999, the TDA is the only non-profit organization solely committed to improving the quality of whitetail and mule deer herds through better habitat practices, modern harvest strategies and use of managed deer to enhance the herds. As a part of its public education efforts, the TDA produces a full-color bimonthly publication, Tracks Magazine, which updates TDA members on current industry news, deer genetics and game management issues.
For more information on the Texas Deer Association, visit www.texasdeerassociation.com or call 210.767.8300.
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