Thursday, August 28, 2008

DRIP SPOT: John Hilgers

Dripping Springs resident John Hilgers is featured in the Statesman today for his work as state director of the national organization Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry.

"The group's goal is to feed as many individuals and families as possible through donations of hunter-killed venison. Unlike a number of other programs that depend on hunter donations of venison and money to pay for processing it, Hilgers' group asks only for the venison. Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry builds processing plants to take in the venison and finds donors to fund the process. All it needs is the meat."

Per the article, Mr. Hilgers announced at Tuesday's meeting of the White-tailed Deer Advisory Committee of Texas Parks and Wildlife that "a multi-million-dollar processing plant — paid for by donations — already has broken ground in Johnson City and is expected to be accepting venison by December."

Read the complete (very interesting) article on the Statesman.

For more information on Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, visit their website at