Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry (AHFH) is a community-minded program that provides venison and other wild game to those in need. Organizations, businesses, and churches of many denominations have joined hunters to transform an abundant white-tailed deer population into a renewable food source for the hungry.
With the growing number of deer in Arkansas and very liberal bag limits hunters can make a real difference in helping feeding agencies across the state. Feeding agencies have a difficult time obtaining meat or protein and that’s where you can help. We provide the deer burger at “no cost” to the agencies but do have to raise money to pay for processing costs.
Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry is a highly successful program that has provided approximately 3 million served meals to the state’s most needy citizens. The success of the program depends upon the generosity of hunters to donate venison and other wild game, cooperation from meat processors throughout the state, support from local food distribution organizations, and the financial contributions of businesses and other citizens.
The organization needs to raise about $100,000 to fund the program annually. We encourage individuals, hunting clubs, businesses, churches and other groups to donate funds.
Here are three more ways to contribute to the program.
Arkansas Hunters Feeding the
Hungry was established to:
· Share the harvest of an abundant resource with Arkansans who are hungry
· Provide a much needed FREE, low fat, high protein food source to the many feeding agencies and organizations across Arkansas
· Create a “Provider Purpose” for hunters who participate, allowing them to give back and share their blessings with others
· Partner with the Game and Fish Commission in order to provide a solution for a healthy, balanced deer herd
1 Donate to AHFH when purchasing your Hunting or Fishing License!!
You can now donate $1, $5 or $10 to AHFH when purchasing your license. Every dollar will provide Four Servings of High Protein/Low Fat meat to needy Arkansans.
You can make this donation at the time of hunting/fishing license purchase. Simply tell the clerk you wish to donate $1, $5 or $10 and it will be added to the cost of the license or if you purchase on-line check the box before you check out.
We wish to thank the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the State Legislature for their work in making this a reality.
2 Donate a portion of your processed deer
to a participating processor. Just leave “a couple of packs or pounds” of venison burger with the processor and tell them that you want to donate the meat to AHFH. The processor must be on our registered list.
3 Donate an entire deer to AHFH
by dropping off a field dressed or ice chest quartered deer to one of the participating processors. AHFH cannot pay the fee for field dressing or skinning. If you choose to have the processor do it, make sure you check with them on whether or not they provide this service and be ready to pay for the field dressing or skinning charges.