Hunters Against Hunger



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.