Help HSH Eradicate Hunger in PA
August 30, 2017
We’re anticipating another abundant season at Hunters Sharing the Harvest, and we hope you are as well. Last year, we celebrated 25 years as an organization and over 1,000,000 pounds of venison donated since the program’s inception in 1991.
We approach each year with the goal of donating at least 100,000 pounds of processed venison to food banks throughout the state and with your help, we’ve consistently reached our goal for the last two years.
With one average-sized deer able to feed up to 200 people, and one in every eleven Pennsylvanians living in risk of hunger, venison donations are an excellent and abundant food resource that is high in protein and low in cholesterol and fat. Since the cost of lean meat is often too high for those on limited budgets, venison donations are an opportunity to supply nutrition that is often difficult for families to afford.
If you’re a hunter and have never donated before, the process is simple. Donations of an entire deer can be made at a participating processor in your County or region. Simply sign the receipt provided by the butcher to ensure they’ll be reimbursed for processing the donation.
You don’t need to be a hunter to contribute. Every $25 donated processes meat for 100 meals and helps offset the cost of storage. And donations can be made in honor or memory of a cherished hunter in your life.
As we enter our 26th year as the most effective and reputable social service program for hunters and wildlife managers to give back to their communities, we hope you’ll join us in our effort to eradicate hunger across Pennsylvania.