Hunters who legally harvest big game during the hunting season can donate all or part of their meat to feed hungry Montanans. There will be no cost or processing fees for the donated meat! Only legally harvested or confiscated big game animals can be donated (deer, elk, antelope, moose and wild bison). No road kill can be donated. Simply deliver the big game to the nearest participating meat processor (listed below). The ground venison will then be distributed to Montanans in need through Montana Food Bank Network’s partner agencies.
If a hunter desires to retain part of the meat:
- The meat processor will take a photo copy of the carcass tag to remain with the donated meat.
- The original license will stay with the hunter’s meat and/or trophy.
- The carcass tag or a copy of the carcass tag for each animal processed must be sent to MFBN with processing invoice to be kept on file for inspection by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks when requesting reimbursement by MFBN.
To help with processing charges, anyone purchasing a Montana hunting license has the opportunity to make an on-the-spot donation to Hunters Against Hunger. A hunter who applies for or purchases a deer, antelope, elk, or wild buffalo license may donate $1 or more in addition to the price of each license. These contributions will help pay for butchering and distribution of the processed game.
Participation by meat processors and hunters is the key to success to feed hungry Montanans. We also would like to give a special thanks to our local partner agencies for their participation.
If you want to become more involved and would like more information about the Hunters Against Hunger program, contact Jeff Gutierrez at the Montana Food Bank Network, 406-721-3825 ext 232.
2015 Authorized Hunters Against Hunger Meat Processors
|Belgrade:||Budget Game||4110 Thorpe Road|
|Big Timber:||Pioneer Meats||Pioneer Trail|
|Big Timber:||Big Timber Meats||209 E. 1st Avenue|
|Bozeman:||Yellowstone Meat Processing||74 Chestnut|
|Butte:||Western Meat & Sausage Block||800 Dewey Blvd.|
|Deer Lodge:||Chladek’s Meats||1008 Clark Street|
|Dell:||L and S Meat Processing||24 Main Sreet|
|Dillon:||Beaverhead Meats||620 N Montana Street|
|Ennis:||Deemo’s Meats||106 North Main Street|
|Fort Benton:||L and R Meats||1310 Front Street|
|Great Falls:||House of Meats||1201 10th Ave N.|
|Great Falls:||Timberland Taxidermy and Processing||608 14th Street North|
|Hamilton:||Hamilton Packing Company||692 US 93|
|Helena:||Tizer Meats||3558 Tizer Road|
|Lewiston:||Judith Mountain Meats||624 N Elm Street|
|Lolo:||Lolo Locker||6220 Caras Lane|
|Miles City:||Quality Meats of Montana||55 Wyttenhove Lane|
|Plains:||Clark Fork Custom Meats||15 Molly’s Lane|
|Trout Creek:||Pat’s Wild Game||3605 Montana Hwy 200|
|White Sulfur Springs:||Rawhide Meats||PO Box 451|
There will be no cost or processing fees for your donated meat to help feed hungry Montanans!
Meat processors who wish to participate in the Hunters against Hunger program need to contact the Montana Food Bank Network for an MOU. Please contact Jeff Gutierrez at 406-721-3825 ext 232.