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Moose meat donation to benefit hungry Kelowna families

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick (left) and Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson (second from left) help representatives of Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia bring in 500 pounds of moose meat for the Salvation Army Community Life Centre Saturday. - Wade Paterson/Capital News
Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick (left) and Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson (second from left) help representatives of Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia bring in 500 pounds of moose meat for the Salvation Army Community Life Centre Saturday.
— image credit: Wade Paterson/Capital News

Those hoping to pick up food hampers from the Salvation Army this holiday season may also be getting wild, free-range, organic moose meat.

Representatives from Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia stopped by the Salvation Army Community Life Centre Saturday to donate 500 pounds of meat.

"We've been doing this since about 1993," said Scott Ellis, executive director of GOABC.

"More than 500,000 pounds of organic, free-range meat from the Guide Outfitting (Association) has been donated around the province."

Saturday's shipment marked the third time GOABC has donated to Kelowna's Salvation Army Community Life Centre.

"This is very exciting," said Major Ron Cartmell of the Salvation Army.

"It really does make a difference for the families in need."

Cartmell said the meat will be given out to families in need, who come in for hampers, starting Monday. He expects 400 to 500 local residents will benefit from the donation.

Wild game meat has no steroids, artificial colours, hormones or other chemicals; it is also lower in fat and higher in protein than commercial domestic meats.

"It's one of the ways we give back to the community," said Ellis.

wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

Twitter: @PatersonWade

 

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