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.

For Hunters

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.

For Processors

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.

2020-2021 Participating Processors List

ProcessorCityDonations Received by
406 Processing & TaxidermyGreat FallsGrace Home Veterans Center
Beaverhead MeatsDillonBeaverhead Community Food Pantry
Beeman’s Hometown Butcher ShopEurekaTobacco Valley Food Pantry and Tobacco Valley Senior Citizens
Chladek MeatsDeer LodgeDeer Lodge Food Pantry
Clark Fork Custom MeatsPlainsPlains Community Food Bank
Custom CutsLewistownCentral Montana Community Cupboard
Deemo’s MeatsEnnisWest Yellowstone Food Bank
Dutch Meat ShopBelgradeGallatin Valley Food Bank
Game on the GoGreat FallsSalvation Army Great Falls & St. Vincent DePaul
Garrison Custom ProcessingGarrisonGranite County Food Pantry
H & H MeatsMissoulaMissoula Food Bank and Community Center
Hamilton PackHamiltonHaven House and Pantry Partners
Hart’s Custom CuttingChoteauTeton County Food Bank
Hi Line MeatsGlasgowValley County Emergency Food Bank and Valley County Council on Aging
House of MeatsBlack EagleChouteau County Food Bank
Judith Mountain MeatsLewistownCentral Montana Community Cupboard
L and S MeatsDellBeaverhead Community Food Pantry
Lolo LockerLoloMissoula Food Bank and Community Center
Mariah’s MeatsHarlowtonHarlowton Ministerial Association Food Bank
Matt’s Butcher Shop & DeliLivingstonLivingston Food Resource Center
Montana Wild Meat ProcessingHelenaHelena Food Share
Pat’s Wild GameTrout CreekCommunity Services Fellowship and Community Harvest Food Bank
Pioneer MeatsBig TimberBig Timber Community Food Bank and Winds of Change Youth Ranch
Rawhide MeatsWhite Sulphur SpringsMeagher County Food Bank
Sportsman’s Wild Game ProcessingGreat FallsSt. Vincent De Paul
T & G ProcessingCircleMcCone Food Bank and Garfield Food Bank
Timberland TaxidermyGreat FallsSalvation Army Great Falls and St. Vincent DePaul
Tizer MeatsHelenaHelena Food Share
Treasure Trail Meat ProcessingGlasgowValley County Emergency Food Bank and Valley County Council on Aging
Triple T Specialty MeatsGlendiveDawson County Food Bank
Western Meat & Sausage BlockButteButte Emergency Food Bank and Butte Rescue Mission
Yellowstone Meat ProcessingBozemanGallatin Valley Food Bank

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information contact Eric Luongo, Agency Resource Coordinator.

Statewide Meat Processors

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