Hunters Against Hunger

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.

2017 Hunters Against Hunger Processors*

*This is not a complete list. More processors will be added soon.

Name Phone Physical Address City
Beaverhead Meats 406-683-6586 620 N Montana Street Dillon
Chladek’s Meats 406-560-1819 1008 Clark Street Deer Lodge
Clark Fork Custom Meats 406-826-0169 15 Molly’s Lane Plains
Game on the Go 406-799-1089 804 Forest Avenue Great Falls
H&H Meats 406-549-1483 1801 South Avenue W Missoula
Hamilton Pack 406-961-3861 692 U.S. 93 Hamilton
Hart’s Custom Cutting 406-467-2094 5230 Hwy 287 Choteau
L and S Meats 406-276-3332 24 Main Street Dell
Lolo Locker 406-273-3876 6220 Caras Lane Lolo
Matt’s Butcher Shop & Deli 406-222-5160 105 Rogers Lane Livingston
Pat’s Wild Game 406-827-1515 3605 Montana Hwy 200 Trout Creek
Pierce Meat Cutting 406-547-3467 415 E Main White Sulphur Springs
Pioneer Meats 406-932-4555 31 Pioneer Trail Big Timber
Rawhide Meats 717-357-2914 PO Box 451 White Sulphur Springs
Timberland Taxidermy and Processing 406-452-8500 608 14th Street North Great Falls
Tizer Meats 406-442-3096 3558 Tizer Road Helena
Western Meat & Sausage Block 406-494-4319 800 Dewey Boulevard Butte
Yellowstone Meat Processing 406-587-9385 74 Chestnut Bozeman

 

There will be no cost or processing fees for your donated meat!

Participation by meat processors and hunters is the key to success to feed Montanans struggling to put food on their table. We also would like to give a special thanks to our local partner agencies for their participation.

Meat processors who wish to participate in the Hunters against Hunger program need to contact the Montana Food Bank Network for an MOU.

If you want to become more involved and would like more information about the Hunters Against Hunger program, contact Diane Matthews at the Montana Food Bank Network, 406-215-1767