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. Participate 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.

GWF is experiencing a Hunters for the Hungry funding shortage for the 2020-2021 hunting season. Please consider donating. For every $10 donation, you can supply protein-rich venison to feed approximately 25 hungry children and adults in Georgia.

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 17 – January 10 (during normal business hours) during hunting season.

BULLOCH:
Community Freezer Locker, 1719 Fordham Rd, Brooklet, 912-839-9009
Billy and Son’s Processing, 423 Johnson St, Portal, 912-531-5175
CANDLER: Zerwig Processing, 35978 Hwy 23N, Metter, 912-682-7256
CARROLL: Norths Deer Processing, 86 Victory Lane, Roopville, 770-301-1562
EFFINGTON: Zoeller Deer Processing, 1123 Indigo Rd, Springfield, 912-665-0427
HANCOCK: Garners Grinder, 18630 Hwy 16, Sparta, 706-444-9228
HART: Bond’s Processing, 2741 Freeman Rd, Royston, 706-436-3335
LEE: Hart’s Deer Processing, 1628 Philema Rd, Leesburg, 229-869-2295
MUSCOGEE: Daffin’s Meat Processing, 914 Neil Dr, Columbus, 706-322-8848
NEWTON: Steve Bishops Taxidermy & Deer Processing, 1814 Hwy 11 S, Covington, 770-787-0840
PEACH: Georgia’s Best Processing, 1562 Aultman Rd, Fort Valley, 478-825-7664
PUTNAM: The Meat Shed, 235 New Phoenix Rd, Eatonton, 478-258-0019
TERRELL: Mossey Creek Outdoors, 2788 Americus Hwy, Dawson, 229-995-4109

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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