Hunters Against Hunger
In conjunction with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, hunters who legally harvest big game during the hunting season can donate all or part of their meat to feed hungry Montanans. 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.
We have never in my time here had this much game. Truly a huge gift.
– Jill Holder, Operations Manager at Gallatin Valley Food Bank
A hunter who applies for or purchases a deer, antelope, elk, moose, or wild buffalo license may donate $1 or more in addition to the price of each license. These contributions help pay for processing and distribution of the donated game to feeding programs statewide.
There is no cost or processing fees for donated meat. Legally harvested big game animals can be donated (deer, elk, antelope, moose and wild bison) to any participating processor in Montana (see Authorized Processors below). Roadkill will not be accepted. Simply deliver the big game to the nearest participating meat processor and let them know you wish to donate all or part of the animal. 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 photocopy of the carcass tag to remain with the donated meat. The original license will stay with the hunter’s meat and/or trophy.
Participation by local meat processors and hunters is the key to success to be able to help provide quality, local protein that is a vital nutrition in a healthy diet.
For more information contact Eric Luongo, Agency Resource Coordinator.