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Donations of moose meat heading to Galena

By KTVA CBS 11 News 5:45 PM March 23, 2014

Agencies come together to help out families who lost food in 2013 floods

ANCHORAGE- Nearly 3,000 pounds of moose meat is going to families in need in Galena thanks to the Alaska Moose Federation, The Food Bank of Alaska and local meat processors.

Residents of the Yukon village are still rebuilding their homes and community after flood waters wiped out 17 tons of their harvested moose last spring.

Most of the meat was harvested from moose killed along Alaska’s roads in the last two years.

The Alaska Moose Federation chairman Robert Henrichs says he is just happy to help.

“A lot of times it just goes to waste, you know, it’s a huge resource,” Henrichs said. ”In the bush, a moose is worth about $8,000 to a family if you had to go buy it in the store. That’s a lot of money.”

This is at least the second donation of moose meat flown to Galena since the floods. The first shipment in December provided more than 2,300 pounds of moose meat.

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