What is Hunters for the Hungry?
Hunters for the Hungry is a statewide hunger relief program providing healthy protein to needy Texans. The program alleviates hunger and malnutrition in Texas by distributing donated venison to needy Texans while promoting environmental stewardship and providing a meaningful way for hunters to help their communities. Learn more about hunger in Texas.
How does it work?
The Texas Food Bank Network administers the Hunters for the Hungry program, coordinating with meat processors, food assistance providers, landowners, hunters, and state agencies. Through the program, hunters can donate their legally tagged, field-dressed deer at participating meat processors across the state. The hunter contributes a nominal fee to cover processing costs. Meat processors prepare and package the venison, then contact local food assistance providers who distribute it to needy families and individuals.
How much does it help?
During the 2012-2013 hunting season, nearly one hundred meat processors donated over 140,000 pounds of meat to food assistance providers. Since the program's inception over 20 years ago, it has provided over two million pounds of meat - or an estimated 9.3 million servings - to hungry Texans. Over 62 percent of food assistance providers in Texas report needing more protein sources (meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, nuts) to serve their clients.
To learn more about Hunters for the Hungry, call 325.617.2228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more please visit www.hfth.tfbn.org
CLINT & SONS
115 w. 3rd
White Deer, TX 79097
BIG FOUR PACKING
16th & CEDAR
Perryton, TX 79070