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 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, visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call NRA Hunter Services at (703) 267-1503. Arizonans should mention the Northern Arizona Food Bank and Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry.
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