See other bills
under the
same topic
PRINTER'S NO. 1429
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
245
Session of
2015
INTRODUCED BY ALLOWAY, DINNIMAN, SABATINA, TEPLITZ, YAW,
FONTANA, BREWSTER, BROWNE, GREENLEAF, RAFFERTY, KITCHEN,
MENSCH, YUDICHAK, GORDNER, BAKER, WHITE, VOGEL AND WARD,
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED, NOVEMBER 18, 2015
A RESOLUTION
Recognizing the "Hunters Sharing the Harvest" program in
Pennsylvania and encouraging participation by Pennsylvania's
licensed hunters.
WHEREAS, Since 1991, the Pennsylvania "Hunters Sharing the
Harvest" program, www.sharedeer.org, has effectively brought the
hunting public together to compassionately serve their
communities and has been providing venison to regional food bank
systems to benefit needy residents throughout this Commonwealth;
and
WHEREAS, The overabundance of deer in certain regions of this
Commonwealth has impacted our agricultural community, forest
industry, natural biodiversity and overall quality of life and
safety for many residents; and
WHEREAS, For nearly 25 years this unique program has provided
an annual average of more than 85,000 pounds of this nutritious,
high-protein meat to residents needing food assistance through
local area food banks, and now is calling on all Pennsylvanians
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
to assist in this program; and
WHEREAS, Further assistance is needed to provide funds to
offset the processing costs for venison and further extend
delivery systems to more quickly and efficiently reach needy
recipients; and
WHEREAS, The General Assembly, the Pennsylvania Game
Commission, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of
Conservation and Natural Resources have supported these efforts
and now join with more than 62 corporate and organizational
program partners, including Safari Club International,
Pennsylvania Chapters, Friends of National Rifle Association,
Pennsylvania Association of Regional Food Banks and Pennsylvania
Association of Meat Processors in encouraging hunters to share
their harvest through Pennsylvania's "Hunters Sharing the
Harvest" program; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate encourage the residents of this
Commonwealth and especially individuals and groups that are most
concerned in supporting "Hunters Sharing the Harvest" in
Pennsylvania and extend its appreciation to the program's public
partners for joining in this challenge to distribute this
valuable component of our wildlife resources and fight hunger;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That the Senate encourage the Department of
Agriculture and others to continue providing information via
Internet websites and other means about donating big game and
other lawfully taken wildlife via "Hunters Sharing the Harvest"
to food banks, county and local government, municipalities,
sportsman's clubs and meat processors throughout this
Commonwealth and other individuals, nonprofit agencies,
charitable organizations and businesses requesting this
20150SR0245PN1429 - 2 -
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
information.
20150SR0245PN1429 - 3 -
1