How Hunters Feed the Hungry

Hunters Sharing the Harvest is a charity that works to donate food to homeless shelters and similar organizations. From crosshairs to the food bank: how deer feed the hungry.

The article follows one father and his 16-year-old son. The son got his first deer ever, and is donating it to HSH.

For the last three years, McCombs has donated venison to food banks and other charities through the nonprofit Hunters Sharing the Harvest. The program partners with dozens of butchers statewide, paying processing costs and passing the meat along.

Last season, the program sent 120,000 pounds of venison to food banks and homeless shelters. According to Executive Director John Plowman, it’s already on track to surpass that figure based on donations made during deer archery season earlier this fall.

<If you count 1/4 pound as a serving, that is a lot of meals. Even if you think 1/4 isn't enough, it is still a lot of meals.

Venison – it isn’t “grass fed” exactly, since deer are browsers not grazers, but it is all natural, no hormones or drugs, etc. It’s not dependent on fossil fuels for corn, etc…. Still, I’m sure the tree-huggers hate this program. Because Guns! Or Red Meat! Or something.