As hunting season begins, Montana Foodbank Network and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are working to spread the news about Hunters Against Hunger. A program that started in 2013, Hunters Against Hunger allows individuals who legally harvest big game during hunting season to donate the meat to feed Montanans in need. Meat from antelope, deer, elk, moose and wild buffalo is welcome and can be delivered to participating meat processors with no charges for processing fees.
With approximately one in every seven Montanans struggling with hunger, this program is a great way for hunters to make a positive impact on their local community. Last year, hunters donated more than 38,000 pounds of meat to 24 organizations across the state, helping to feed hungry families throughout the winter months. Meat is rarely seen at food banks, and this act of kindness has positively impacted the lives of Montana families.
For hunters interested in donating part or all of their meat to Hunters Against Hunger, visit Montana Foodbank Network for the 2015 list of meat processors. Individuals can also donate to this cause when purchasing their hunting licenses. Add $1 or more onto the price of your license to help pay for butchering and distribution of donated meat.
Interested hunting elk, deer or antelope in Central Montana? Book your trip with Harris Hunts & Fort Musselshell Outfitters. Contact us online or by phone at 406-429-2800 to schedule your hunting trip and begin the application process today. Montana has a March 15th deadline and hunts are filled on a first come, first serve basis.