August 19, 2019
At an annual dinner for the South Carolina Hunters and Land Owners for the Hungry, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Board Member Duane Swygert was presented the “Man of the Year” award for his outstanding service.
"I continue to be thankful for my governmental appointment by Governor McMaster to the SCDNR Board, allowing me to work with such wonderful organizations in the great state of South Carolina," said SCDNR Board Member Duane Swygert.
“Duane has been instrumental in the expansion of South Carolina Hunters for the Hungry’s statewide expansion efforts,” a news release from the organization said.
The South Carolina Hunters and Land Owners for the Hungry was established in 2004 as a 501c3 nonprofit organization. It was started by a group of hunters that wanted to give back to their community. Since its start, over 500,000 pounds of harvested meat have been donated to those in food-insecure communities. Currently, the organization supports 150 families on a monthly basis.
If you are a hunter or processors and are interested in donating, more information can be found on schuntersforthehungry.com.