Event to Help Feed Chicago Homeless at Local Shelter on Tuesday, June 25; Fishing Contestants to Donate Their Catch as Part of Meal Served…
Sportsman Channel and Comcast are teaming up to host a “Hunt.Fish.Feed” event in Chicago on Tuesday, June 25, serving a special salmon dinner at Cornerstone Community Outreach. Sportsman Channel TV host and Executive Chef Scott Leysath and special guest David Draper, who pens the “Wild Chef” blog at Field & Stream, will serve poached salmon and venison tacos to more than 250 guests at the shelter. Hunt.Fish.Feed., created by Sportsman Channel, is a unique outreach program that taps an underutilized food source—game meat and fish donated by sportsmen—to feed those struggling with hunger across America. Chicago’s events will utilize more than 200 lbs of fresh fish caught during the PFC Geoffrey Morris Tournament on Lake Michigan, as well as 100 lbs of venison donated by Mule Deer Foundation. The fish caught will be processed thanks to the volunteers of the local Salmon Unlimited chapter, who has been a Hunt.Fish.Feed partner for four years.
“We’re especially excited to bring our Hunt.Fish.Feed.initiative back to Chicago for the fifth time and look forward to working with our partners at Comcast and the shelter to make this a successful and impactful event,” said Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel. “Programs like Hunt.Fish.Feed provide unique avenues to help the needy, especially during an economic time that finds more and more people in need every day.”
Unique to this Hunt.Fish.Feed.event is the donation of fish caught during the PFC Geoffrey Morris Memorial Tournament, which benefits military families, taking place at Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, on June 21-23. Comcast and Sportsman Channel are teaming up with the tournament to take military servicemen and women who have been wounded while on duty on fishing boats prior to the tournament beginning. The fish caught by these heroes will be served at the shelter.
The Chicago event will also serve venison, a highly nutritious food source, which will be donated by local hunters from the region in cooperation with Mule Deer Foundation.
“Comcast is thrilled to participate in and partner with Sportsman Channel on this very important event,” said, David Williams, vice president of Marketing and Sales for Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region. “This event not only provides food for people in need, it’s a wonderful opportunity for veterans.” Williams noted that Comcast participates in the national ‘Hiring our Heroes’ program and already has hired 1,000 veterans and plans to hire 1,000 more by 2015.
Tuesday, August 21
- Cornerstone Community Outreach
4528 North Clifton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
Serving time: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Join the conversation about Hunt.Fish.Feed. online at http://facebook.com/huntfishfeed
About Sportsman Channel
Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel, and Sportsman HD, is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to sportsmen in the United States, delivering entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 32 million U.S. television households and is available in HD. Visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com, follow on Twitter, @SPORTSMANchnl (twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl) and Like on Facebook, facebook.com/sportsmanchannel.
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
With more than 7,000 local employees, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region serves customers in central and northern Illinois, including the Chicago area, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan. “Like” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region on Facebook by visiting Comcast of Illinois, NW Indiana and SW Michigan. “Follow” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region on Twitter at @ComcastIllinois. Become an Xfinity VIP by texting XVIPFB to 47211 and get product updates and discounts on local events.