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New York’s Venison for Vets program expands as hunters help feed those in need

Hunters donated 68 full deer to the Venison for Vets program in New York and another 133 people donated some amount of venison ranging from five pounds to 150 pounds. (Stock photo)

A program called Venison for Veterans that began in Montgomery County, N.Y., 16 years ago continues to broaden.
It started with a simple chat between Assemblyman George Amedore (who was at the time running) and Tom Georgia of Tribes Hill at an Amsterdam Mohawks baseball game.
“I always had a dream of taking care of our less fortunate seniors and veterans, not in the form of money, but hearty protein of real value,” Georgia said. “I pitched the idea to George and he told me if he was elected he would make it happen. Long story short, he was, and the idea came to life and grew and grew.”

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