Deer and Dollar Donations Needed to Feed the Hungry
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) is reminding hunters that their deer donations are desperately needed to provide nutritious meat to the hungry and homeless this winter. With deer season either underway or about to begin in most states, the best opportunity for hunters to donate either to FHFH or another venison donation program has arrived. “Most of the meat donated to programs like ours comes during firearms season,” said FHFH Executive Director Josh Wilson. “We really need hunters to donate part of their harvest to one of our local FHFH chapters or to another similar program if we aren’t operating in their area. Each deer donated can provide meat for 200 meals – enough to make a big difference for the needy of the community.” Hunters are encouraged to visit www.fhfh.org to find participating butchers shops where properly tagged, field dressed deer can be donated. Financial support is also needed to help pay for the processing and packaging of the meat which is then given free of charge to food banks and ministries that serve the needy. Currently 49 million Americans struggle to put enough food on the table. Since its inception in 1997, FHFH has provided more than 17 million servings of donated venison and livestock to people in need across the United States. While many people pay extra attention to the issues of hunger and homelessness during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, hunters have the unique opportunity to provide much-needed protein to those who need it the most. Visit www.fhfh.org for more information.