Bell County: Hundreds of pounds of meat donated to local pantries

The 1,800 pounds of meat was divided between the Salvation Army in Temple, and Helping Hands in Belton. (Photo by Megan Vanselow)

BELL COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) After buying the grand champion and reserve grand champion steers at the Bell County Youth Fair, State Rep. Hugh Shine, R-Temple, and a car dealership, Mac Haik, processed the meat and delivered it to two Bell County pantries Friday morning.

The 1,800 pounds of meat was divided between the Salvation Army in Temple, and Helping Hands in Belton.

"I had the meat processed so that it’s all in ground beef so that they have the ability to do hamburgers, meatloaf, chili, spaghetti all those things so the meat will go a long, long way to serve a lot of people," Shine said.

"Talk about quality, this is high nutrition, this is the top two animals that have been hand massaged fed, and taken care of with live by these kiddos so it's just an awesome thing that we were able to do," Jason Scott with Mac Haik said.