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.

2018-2019 Participating Processors List

Beaverhead Meats – Dillon, MT 
Donations received by Beaverhead Community Food Pantry

Bridger Mountain Meats – Belgrade, MT
Donations received by Gallatin Valley Food Bank

Chladek Meats – Deer Lodge, MT
Donations received by Deer Lodge Food Pantry

Clark Fork Custom Meats – Plains, MT
Donations received by Plains Community Food Bank

Custom Cuts – Lewistown, MT
Donations received by Central Montana Community Cupboard

Deemo’s Meats – Ennis, MT
Donations received by West Yellowstone Food Bank

Frank’s Meat Processing Co. – Pablo, MT
Donations received by Ronan Bread Basket

Game On The Go – Great Falls, MT
Donations received by Salvation Army Great Falls and St. Vincent DePaul

H&H Meats – Missoula, MT
Donations received by Missoula Food Bank and Community Center

Hamilton Pack – Hamilton, MT
Donations received by Haven House and Pantry Partners

Hart’s Custom Cutting – Choteau, MT
Donations received by Teton County Food Bank

Hi Line Meats – Glasgow, MT
Donations received by Valley County Emergency Food Bank and Valley County Council on Aging

Judith Mountain Meats – Lewiston, MT
Donations received by Central Montana Community Cupboard

L and S Meats – Dell, MT
Donations received by Beaverhead Community Food Pantry

LAM Custom Meats – St. Ignatius, MT
Donations received by St. Ignatius Senior Center and Mission Valley Food Pantry

Lolo Locker – Lolo, MT
Donations received by Missoula Food Bank and Community Center

Matt’s Butcher Shop & Deli – Livingston, MT
Donations received by Livingston Food Resource Center

Pat’s Wild Game – Trout Creek, MT
Donations received by Community Services Fellowship and Community Harvest Food Bank

Pierce Meat Cutting – White Sulphur Springs, MT
Donations received by Meagher County Food Bank

Pioneer Meats – Big Timber, MT
Donations received by Big Timber Community Food Bank and Winds of Change Youth Ranch

Rawhide Meats – White Sulphur Springs, MT
Donations received by Meagher County Food Bank

Seeley Lake Meats – Seeley Lake, MT
Donations received by Seeley-Swan Community Food Bank

T & G Processing – Circle, MT

Timberland Taxidermy – Great Falls, MT
Donations received by Salvation Army Great Falls and St. Vincent DePaul

Tizer Meats – Helena, MT
Donations received by Helena Food Share

Treasure Trail Meat Processing – Glasgow, MT
Donations received by Valley County Emergency Food Bank and Valley County Council on Aging

Triple T Specialty Meats – Glendive, MT
Donations received by Dawson County Food Bank

Western Meat & Sausage Block – Butte, MT
Donations received by Butte Emergency Food Bank

White’s Wholesale Meats – Ronan, MT
Donations received by Ronan Bread Basket

Yellowstone Meat Processing – Bozeman, MT
Donations received by Gallatin Valley Food Bank

For more information contact Eric Luongo, Agency Resource Coordinator.

Statewide Meat Processors

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