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 2022-2023 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 22, 2022 – January 8, 2023 (during normal business hours) during hunting season.

Baxley: Hunters Processing, 454 Blexder Rd, 912-253-4074
Columbus: Daffin’s Meat Processing, 914 Neil Dr, 706-322-8848
Covington: Steve Bishop Taxidermy & Deer Processing, 1814 Hwy 11 S, 770-787-0840
Dawson: Mossey Creek Outdoors, 2788 Americus Hwy, 229-995-4109
Eatonton: The Meat Shed, 235 New Phoenix Rd, 478-258-0019
Fort Valley: Georgia’s Best Processing, 1562 Aultman Rd, 478-825-7664
Leesburg: Hart’s Deer Processing, 1628 Philema Rd, 229-869-2295
Metter: Zerwig Processing, 35978 Hwy 23N, 912-682-7256
Portal: Billy and Son’s Processing, 423 Johnson St, 912-531-5175
Roopville: Norths Deer Processing, 86 Victory Lane, 770-301-1562
Royston: Bond’s Processing, 2741 Freeman Rd, 706-436-3335
Sparta: Garners Grinder, 18630 Hwy 16, 706-444-9228

Print the list of 2022-2023 participating processors.

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 2022-2023 GHFTH processors.

2021-22 Summary:

Thank you to all of our sponsors, hunters, and processors for the 2021-2022 hunting season. Together, we provided 4668 pounds of venison to Georgia food banks and fed approximately 18,672 high-quality, protein-rich meals to Georgians in need. Thirteen 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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