Gladwin County can be proud of their hometown hero, Tim Lambert of Lambert’s Meat Market, for providing meat, in particular ground venison meat, to the Hungry of Gladwin County, and Michigan, thru the Food Banks, pantries, and shelters in the area. Lambert has partnered up with Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger for the past few years providing fresh protein in the form of a wholesome, nutritious, natural resource, that being deer that is harvested by Sportsmen and Sportswomen in Michigan.
Lambert entered the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger (MSAH) program in 2020-2021 hunting season and has since become a Processor for the organization in the Gladwin and surrounding areas for MSAH. MSAH is an organization that was created 32 years ago, in which Sportspersons can donate thru license purchases to help defer the cost of processing venison. MSAH is a 501(3)(C), 100% volunteer organization, made up of many sporting groups and individual volunteers that donate their time to helping facilitate getting hunters to
get their whole deer donations to participating processors and from there to the Food Banks, Pantries and Shelters across Michigan.
At the end of the 2021 hunting season, Lambert had processed 1,204 pounds (4,816 meals) of venison for MSAH. In 2022, he not only processed 3,619 pounds of ground venison to Michigan’s hungry, (which equates to 14,476 meals) but he processed it for free to MSAH.
Lambert’s efforts have gotten him advertising in the December 2022 Gladwin parade along with MSAH, but he also netted MSAH with the venison from a cull at Lost Arrow Resort. He is truly a hometown hero!
MSAH has been given over 100,000 pounds of venison (over 400,000 meals) by Michigan hunters in the 2021-2022 hunting season to feed the hungry of Michigan. This is a good news/bad news situation. The good news is Sportspersons are feeding many people. The bad news is that there still are many people that truly need help. There are far hungrier in our communities than most realize that need food support, especially in the form of meat protein. MSAH extends our sincere thanks to all those that donated whole deer or helped in any way in 2022.
Looking ahead to 2023, MSAH needs your continued help in the following areas: 1) Hunters could purchase an extra doe license and fill it for MSAH, 2) Help us spread the word about MSAH to your hunting friends, 3) License vendors are supposed to ask people when they get their licenses, if they would like to donate to Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger program, many do not. Licenses can be easily purchased online at mdnr-elicense.com., where they do ask if you would like to donate, and 4)
If you know of any Processors in other counties that may be interested in becoming a participating Processor for MSAH or want more info about MSAH, give them our website address: www.sportsmenagainsthunger.org.
“A generous person will be blessed for he shares his food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9.
Louis M. Krick
Board of Directors for MSAH
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