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 703-267-1503.
How much do American hunters donate? See Hunters for the Hungry Nationwide Resources,