Nov 20, 2023

Providing harvested meat to families in Great Bend school district

Posted Nov 20, 2023 8:00 PM

MPIRE Realty Group and Kansas Trophy Experience are excited to announce their collaboration with USD 428 to bring the gift of fresh, local meat to the tables of families in the community this holiday season. Thanks to the generosity of these partners, deer meat harvested through hunting experiences will be processed by B&B Quality Meats in Larned, KS and then donated to families within the USD 428 school district.

The first distribution date is scheduled for Monday, November 20th, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. (while supplies last) on the North side of Great Bend High School. Families are asked to drive East on 21st Street to receive their frozen, 1lb packages of ground deer/pork meat.

“We have about 200 pounds ready to go,” said Trevor Olsen, owner and guide with Kansas Trophy Experience, “and it’s still early in the deer season.”

Olsen has been a hunting guide for over 13 years, facilitating wild game donations throughout that time for out-of-state hunters.

“Trophies to Tables gives us a specific destination and a way to deliver the meat to those who need it and will use it,” said Olsen.

Rachel Thexton, a counselor at Great Bend High School, expressed her gratitude, stating, "This is a blessing that came at the right time. The holidays can be hard for some families, and we appreciate the generous people at MPIRE Realty and Kansas Trophy Experience who have stepped up to help."

Thexton, who also serves as a core volunteer for Great Bend High School's Panther Pantry and Hygiene Closet – a resource providing food and personal care items to students in need – underscores the positive impact of such community-driven initiatives.

For more information about Trophies to the Table, please contact the USD 428 District Education Center at 620-793-1500.