Organizers hope hunters continue to donate throughout the bow and muzzleloader hunting seasons, which run through early January. The program is seeing a good number of donations but could still be doing better.
_"A lot of deer hunters are probably keeping deer to feed their own families, and you have to respect them for that," said Lee Dudek, volunteer coordinator for Hunt for the Hungry. "And I think a lot of them are probably donating to people they know, people who need it." More donations through Hunt for the Hungry would help area pantries, including Paul's Pantry in Green Bay, accommodate growing numbers of clients. "The hardships are getting worse," said Angie Allard, manager of Paul's Pantry. "More and more hardships are coming in. We always have a lot of families coming in, but more and more lately."