LINCOLN - Hunters all across Nebraska have the opportunity to help feed those less fortunate.

Officials say hunters may begin donating deer to the Hunters Helping the Hungry program beginning September 1st at 11 processor locations around the state.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says two more will accept deer for the program starting November 1st and November 16th.

Ground venison is distributed by charitable organizations to Nebraskans in need. Processors accept only whole deer in good condition to ensure a good yield of pure ground venison.

Hunters pay nothing for the processing. The program is funded solely by tax-deductible contributions.