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.
2016 Hunters Against Hunger Authorized Processors
|Beaverhead Meats||620 N Montana Street||Dillon||406-683-6586|
|Budget Game||4110 Thorpe Road||Belgrade||406-388-4691|
|Chladek’s Meats||1008 Clark Street||Deer Lodge||406-560-1819|
|Clark Fork Custom Meats||15 Molly’s Lane||Plains||406-826-0169|
|Deemo’s Meats||106 North Main Street||Ennis||406-682-7306|
|Game on the Go||mobile processor||Great Falls||406-799-1089|
|H & H Meats||1801 South Avenue West||Missoula||406-549-1483|
|Hamilton Pack||692 U.S. 93||Hamilton||406-961-3861|
|Hart’s Custom Cutting||5230 Hwy 287||Choteau||406-467-2094|
|L and S Meats||24 Main Street||Dell||406-276-3332|
|Lolo Locker||6220 Caras Lane||Lolo||406-273-3876|
|Matt’s Butcher Shop & Deli||105 Rogers Lane||Livingston||406-222-5160|
|Pat’s Wild Game||3605 Montana Hwy 200||Trout Creek||406-827-1515|
|Pierce Meat Cutting||415 E Main||White Sulphur Springs||406-547-3467|
|Rawhide Meats||PO Box 451||White Sulphur Springs||717-357-2914|
|Timberland Taxidermy and Processing||608 14th Street North||Great Falls||406-452-8500|
|Tizer Meats||3558 Tizer Road||Helena||406-442-3096|
|Triple T Specialty Meats||1401 N Merrill Ave||Glendive||406-377-7039|
|Yellowstone Meat Processing||74 Chestnut||Bozeman||406-587-9385|
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.
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.