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Feeding the hungry in South Carolina

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If you’ve ever crossed paths with a deer on South Carolina backroads or highways, you know the species is not in short supply. What is lacking in the state is access to free-range, healthy protein for the food insecure populations in 46 Palmetto State counties.

With both factors in mind, former Furman University football coach Tim Sorrells ’82 has food insecurity in his crosshairs. As part of South Carolina Hunters and Landowners for the Hungry, he hopes to expand a statewide network with South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to deliver deer harvests to meat processing and packing facilities and downstream food banks and other nonprofit agencies that serve the hungry. The project was covered in Walterboro Live, a companion to The Press and Standard.

Sorrells is a 1981 Furman health sciences (then health and exercise science) graduate. He received his master’s from Furman in 1983. After coaching high school football for a few years, he served as an assistant football coach for the Paladins for 31 years, retiring in 2017.

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