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Clean out your freezer to help the hungry

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The Butcher Shop owner Hosie Thomas shows off the freezer he wants to fill up Sunday. The Butcher Shop owner Hosie Thomas shows off the freezer he wants to fill up Sunday.
SHREVEPORT, La. -

Deer hunting season starts next Tuesday for those good with a bow. A new Shreveport butcher shop wants to help you clean out your freezer before then, and help those who are in need for food.

The Butcher Shop on Greenwood Road will open to the public on October 1st, but Hosie Thomas, the owner, hopes an event Sunday will get him started on the right foot.

"This right here is the walk in freezer," he said showing of the new space. "You see now that it's empty. My hopes by Sunday afternoon, about 4:30-5:00, I'll have this freezer full."

The Butcher Shop teams up with Hunters for the Hungry to collect food for the Louisiana Food Bank. There are three locations to drop off food this Sunday in northwest Louisiana: The Butcher Shop, Bass Pro in Bossier City and Minden Floral.

"You don't have to be a hunter to participate to participate in this event," said Thomas. "Whether you have peas, okra, corn, whatever you have in your freezer that you want to take out and replace it, bring to us."

Bring your unwanted food to these locations between 1:00pm and 4:00pm.

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