Hunters Helping the Hungry, an organization that has enabled hunters to donate thousands of pounds of venison since 1997, now needs some help from the public to cover the costs of professional meat processing. The program, which donated more than 8,000 pounds of venison to food banks and charitable organizations last year alone, operates with limited funding. Butchers who participate in the Hunters Helping the Hungry program receive $65 to process the donated deer. Currently, hunters who donate deer to feed the hungry must contribute at least $25 toward that processing fee. If the program’s funding runs out, hunters who donate deer will have to cover the entire cost for meat processing. Hunters should check on funding availability before harvesting a deer intended for donation by visiting www.huntershelpingthehungry.org.
Anyone interested in making a charitable contribution to offset the program’s meat-processing costs may send a check payable to: Hunters Helping the Hungry, P.O. Box 587, Lebanon, NJ 08833.
Participating Butchers Include:
Lebanon (908) 735-4646
Mark Godek Livestock
V. Roche and Sons
The Hunter's Butcher
57 West Deer Processing