Hunter for the Hungry Information
What is Hunters for the Hungry?
The names of the programs in the states may vary, but in general, they're all cooperative efforts among hunters, sportsmen's associations, meat processors, state meat inspectors and hunger relief organizations to help feed those in need. Over the past three years, such programs have brought hundreds of thousands of pounds of venison to homeless shelters, soup kitchens and food banks. Each year donations have multiplied and programs now find themselves turning away thousands of pounds of meat simply because they cannot cover the costs of processing, packaging, storing and distributing the meat.
How is the NRA involved?
The NRA supports these state-level efforts through its Hunters for the Hungry Information Clearinghouse. As part of the Association's Hunter Services Department, the Clearinghouse puts interested individuals in touch with programs in their area and fosters public awareness through education, fundraising and publicity. In addition, the staff of the NRA Hunter Services Department works in the field with state governmental agencies conducting evisceration and meat processing preparation of whitetail deer that are distributed to area food banks, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and needy families. NRA's efforts will supply thousands of meals to the needy throughout the region.
How can I get involved?
If you'd like to show that you and your fellow hunters care about your community, and would like to help share extra game meat with deserving families in your area, get involved today! Whether you donate meat, money or time, your generosity is sure to have an impact. For information on local Hunters for the Hungry operations in your area, click here or call NRA Hunter Services at (800) 492-4868 opt 3.
How much do American hunters donate? See Hunters for the Hungry Nationwide Resources, 2011-2012 Season.