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.

2019-2020 Participating Processors List

Processor City Donations Received by
406 Processing & Taxidermy Great Falls Grace Home Veterans Center
Beaverhead Meats Dillon Beaverhead Community Food Pantry
Beeman’s Hometown Butcher Shop Eureka Tobacco Valley Food Pantry and Tobacco Valley Senior Citizens
Bridger Mountain Meats Belgrade Gallatin Valley Food Bank
Chladek Meats Deer Lodge Deer Lodge Food Pantry
Clark Fork Custom Meats Plains Plains Community Food Bank
Custom Cuts Lewistown Central Montana Community Cupboard
Deemo’s Meats Ennis West Yellowstone Food Bank
Game on the Go Great Falls Salvation Army Great Falls & St. Vincent DePaul
Garrison Custom Processing Garrison Granite County Food Pantry
H & H Meats Missoula Missoula Food Bank and Community Center
Hamilton Pack Hamilton Haven House and Pantry Partners
Hart’s Custom Cutting Choteau Teton County Food Bank
Hi Line Meats Glasgow Valley County Emergency Food Bank and Valley County Council on Aging
House of Meats Black Eagle Chouteau County Food Bank
Judith Mountain Meats Lewistown Central Montana Community Cupboard
L and S Meats Dell Beaverhead Community Food Pantry
Lolo Locker Lolo Missoula Food Bank and Community Center
Mariah’s Meats Harlowton Harlowton Ministerial Association Food Bank
Matt’s Butcher Shop & Deli Livingston Livingston Food Resource Center
North Valley Food Bank Whitefish North Valley Food Bank
Pat’s Wild Game Trout Creek Community Services Fellowship and Community Harvest Food Bank
Pioneer Meats Big Timber Big Timber Community Food Bank and Winds of Change Youth Ranch
Rawhide Meats White Sulphur Springs Meagher County Food Bank
T & G Processing Circle McCone Food Bank and Garfield Food Bank
Timberland Taxidermy Great Falls Salvation Army Great Falls and St. Vincent DePaul
Tizer Meats Helena Helena Food Share
Treasure Trail Meat Processing Glasgow Valley County Emergency Food Bank and Valley County Council on Aging
Triple T Specialty Meats Glendive Dawson County Food Bank
Western Meat & Sausage Block Butte Butte Emergency Food Bank and Butte Rescue Mission
Yellowstone Meat Processing Bozeman Gallatin Valley Food Bank

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information contact Eric Luongo, Agency Resource Coordinator.

Statewide Meat Processors


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