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.
2019-2020 Participating Processors List
|Processor||City||Donations Received by|
|406 Processing & Taxidermy||Great Falls||Grace Home Veterans Center|
|Backwoods Processing||Forsyth||Rosebud County Senior 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|
For more information contact Eric Luongo, Agency Resource Coordinator.