Georgia Hunters for the Hungry

Georgia Hunters for the HungryShare the Harvest

Venison is the ultimate high-protein, low-fat, organic meat. YOU CAN HELP get this quality protein from the woods, to a local foodbank, and onto the tables of those in your community that need it most. Particpate by:

  • Donating a deer to a participating processor near you.
  • Donating to GWF or becoming a sponsor. A $15 gift will process enough venison for 40 meals.
  • Promoting the program and identifying new processors in underserved areas.

A typical GHFTH season provides approximately 57,000 meals to Georgia families in need. A minimum of $30,000 is required each year to make this happen. (That’s a bargain price of about $.53 per meal ) We need your help to keep GHFTH operating this year. Will you become a sponsor and help GWF keep Hunters for the Hungry growing strong?

Sponsorship Levels
  • $1,000+: Listing on GWF website
  • $5,000+: Listing on GWF website with logo and link
  • $10,000+: Above plus listing in DNR Hunting Regs
  • $30,000+: Above plus listing in DNR Hunting Regs with logo
  • $50,000+: Above plus identified as Presenting Sponsor

For more information on becoming a GHFTH sponsor, contact Adam Schiavone at 770-787-7887. Payment by check is preferred, but donations can also be made online. (Please note “GHFTH Sponsorship” in the comments section of the form.)

Hunters interested in participating in the GHFTH program can bring field-dressed deer to any of the designated drop-off locations between October – January (during normal business hours) during hunting season. The 2020-2021 drop-off locations will be listed below when available.

Our goal is to have a Georgia Hunters for the Hungry processor available in each county. If you live in an underserved area, please help us identify potential processors and sponsors to enable us to expand the program. Contact Adam Schiavone for more information.

Print list of 2019-2020 GHFTH processors.

Georgia Hunters for the Hungry in the News

Hunters for the Hungry: Statewide program allows hunters to donate deer meat to those in need  WRDW – Augusta

Hunters for the Hungry helping feed Georgians in need. GWF program pays deer processors to process, package ground venison for food banks. Albany Herald

Over one million Georgia residents are hungry. Deer hunters are trying to fix that, The Macon Telegraph

Deer Hunters Feed Georgia Families in Need, GPB Radio News

1M Georgia residents are hungry, deer hunters trying to help, WSB-TV Atlanta

Drew Copeland: Hunters in Georgia Helping Feed the Hungry, NRA TV

2019-20 Summary:

Thank you to all of our sponsors, hunters, and processors who made the 2019-2020 season a success. Together, we provided 15,360 pounds of venison to Georgia food banks and fed approximately 61,440 high-quality, protein-rich meals to Georgians in need. Nineteen processors across the state participated in the program.

Georgia Hunters for the Hungry

Venison

Since 1993, hunters have been bringing meat to the tables of those in need through the Georgia Hunters for the Hungry program. Georgia Wildlife Federation has been a sponsor of GHFTH since it began by assisting in promoting the program and raising funds to pay processors for venison delivered to food banks.

Thank you to our sponsors & partners:

GA DNR - Wildlife Resources Division

 

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