Updated September 2023

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.

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 the processing and distribution of the donated game to feeding programs statewide. 


There are no costs 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 wild game will then be distributed to Montanans in need through Montana Food Bank Network’s Network Partners. 

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 help provide quality, local protein to Montanans in need. MFBN reimburses authorized processors up to $3 per pound for the finished grind.

2023 Participating Processors List

Frequently Asked Questions

ProcessorCityDonations Received by
406 Processing & TaxidermyGreat FallsGrace Home Veterans Center
Big Sky ButcherGlendiveDawson County Food Bank
Chladek MeatsDeer LodgeDeer Lodge Food Pantry
Deemo’s MeatsEnnisWest Yellowstone Food Bank
Diamond D Bar ProcessingGeraldineChouteau County 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
House of MeatsBlack EagleChouteau County Food Bank
J&D ProcessingHardinHelping Hands Hardin
Jesse GodfreyWhite Sulphur SpringsMeagher County Food Bank
Judith Mountain MeatsLewistownCentral Montana Community Cupboard
Lolo LockerLoloMissoula Food Bank and Community Center
Mariah’s MeatsHarlowtonHarlowton Ministerial Association Food Bank
Matt’s Butcher Shop & DeliLivingstonLivingston Food Resource Center
North Valley Food BankWhitefishNorth Valley Food Bank
Pat’s Wild GameTrout CreekCommunity Services Fellowship and Community Harvest Food Bank
Pioneer MeatsBig TimberBig Timber Community Food Bank
Sportsman’s Wild Game ProcessingGreat FallsSt. Vincent De Paul
Tizer MeatsHelenaHelena Food Share
Treasure Trail Meat ProcessingGlasgowValley County Council on Aging
Rancher’s Best MeatsMiles CityCuster County Food Bank
Yellowstone Meat ProcessingBozemanGallatin Valley Food Bank

For more information contact Andria Schafer, Programs Coordinator.

Statewide Meat Processors


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