Angels in the Attic is well known for helping to feed those in need through its commodity programs and pantry.

However, the nonprofit organization located at 109 S. Summit St. doesn’t do this on its own.

With the help of local hunters, Feaster’s Deer Processing, First United Methodist Church in Winfield and the donations of Cowley County residents, fresh deer meat is available to supplement government food programs during the hunting season.

Hunters are able to donate the meat each season at Feaster’s. The processing fees for the deer meat is paid for through donations.

The program is called Families Eating Donated Deer (FEDD). Through Angels in the Attic, more than 120 households benefit from the program.

“There are times that commodities don’t give foods that can create an entire meal,” said Ivy Beals, case worker at Angels in the Attic.

“This month, they were given canned tuna (as a protein).”

The commodity program is a bimonthly program in which more than 120 households receive food items.

“There are another 50-plus households that are helped through the pantry,” Beals said.

Angels in the Attic received 300 pounds of deer meat this year through the program. “The help is pretty significant,” she said.

The meat is donated through FEDD at no cost to Angels in the Attic.

“It isn’t just us that the meat goes to,” Beals added. Other nonprofits that help to feed the economically disadvantaged also receive meat.

These groups include Winfield Food Pantry, Joseph’s Storehouse and Manna Ministries.

Those who would like to contribute to processing costs or know more may contact Richard See at (620) 221-7630.