Hunters for the Hungry provided more than 561,600 servings of venison to our neighbors in need last year.
This season, the Tennessee Wildlife Federation is encouraging even more hunters to donate their harvest to help feed the growing number of families who have fallen on hard times due to the pandemic.
Reliable donations of protein are in high demand for hunger relief organizations experiencing an increase in traffic across the state at the same time that beef and chicken supply chains are stretched.
“Each time you donate your harvest, you’re helping fill a growing need for lean, healthy protein,” said Matt Simcox, Hunters for the Hungry manager. “One deer can provide as many as 168 meals to hungry Tennessee families and children.”
Hunters for the Hungry will test every deer donated for chronic wasting disease.
“Our hard-working processors are the heart of this program,” said Simcox. “The Federation values everything they do to bridge the gap between Tennessee’s hunters and food insecurity across our state.”
Processers in this area include, W&W Deer Processing, 485 Knights Church Road, Decherd, at 931-962-2238 or Danny Schmidt Deer Processing, 85 Old 64 Hwy., Flintville, at 931-993-8522.