Texas hunters are generous people and a big part of hunting is sharing the meat. Many times, hunters are required bear the cost of processing donated wild game. We feel this limits the amount of game donated. The vision of Hunters For Good, Inc. is to continue developing an active wild game donation program that works with meat processors to provide individual hunters and managed game ranches no cost processing of donated wild game. Through donations to HFG, the processing fees and the donations of processed meat to food pantries come at no cost to the hunters, game ranches or the organizations that feed those in need.
Almost one-in-five Texas households don't have access to enough food for an active, healthy life. And, over one-in-four are children that live in these households struggling to afford food.
The USDA 2011-2013 U.S. national average food insecurity rate is 14.6%. Texas has a disturbingly high rate of 18.3% - lower only than Arkansas and Mississippi. This means that over 4.5 million Texans don’t have access to enough food for an active, healthy life by all members of the household. The Dallas County food-insecurity rate soars above both that of Texas and the national rate, at 20% . Other rates in North Texas counties that exceed the national average: Tarrant, 18%; Denton, 15.8%; and Collin, 15.3%, according to research by Feeding America (2009-2012).
HOW WE HELP
Hunters For Good has chosen venison as our preferred method to help fight hunger because white-tailed deer are abundant in Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department estimates a population of three to four million white-tails, the largest population of any state in the nation. And, there are over 500,000 hunters.
In addition, many managed game ranches in Texas annually reduce the number of deer and other exotic wild game on their property as a conservation measure.
HFG also takes donations of beef. Donations of feral hogs are excluded at this time due to USDA requirements.
Texas has the resources - the potential to feed many hungry Texans is enormous!
Hunters For Good's wild game donation program works with participating deer processors to provide no cost processing of donated wild game. This approach encourages meat donations tremendously. Once processed, HFG partners with churches, food banks and others to distribute the packaged venison to areas not normally served by wild game donation programs.
Our program encourages wild game donation, helps avoid waste of harvested wild game and provides much needed lean protein to areas of Texas not normally served by game donation programs.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Hunters For Good estimates a typical Texas deer yielding 50-pounds of processed venison will make approximately 200 servings of lean protein. This program supports a long-term solution to food insecurity by utilizing a naturally occurring and oftentimes wasted food source.
Please click the "DONATE" button at the top of the page to make a monetary contribution or click the "CONTACT US" button to find out about other ways you can help.