There are many people, young and old, that go without food every single day across the United States. To help combat the issue of families going hungry, many hunters, nationwide, are donating meat from their successful hunts. If you have had a good season and find yourself with more meat than you and your friends, family, and neighbors can earn or have money to spare, consider donating to a family in need.
Learn more about how and why hunters donate meat from their hunts below.
Wild Game Donations
Not all donations look the same. Here are a few ways you can help:
Donate Meat — Hunters are always welcome to donate the meat from their deer and other big game. Additionally, farmers are welcome to donate meat from their livestock. Donations of meat are very much appreciated, whether it’s an entire animal or a package or two from the meat you processed for yourself. When donating a whole animal, you can choose to pay for the processing fees as well or donate the animal. If you are unable to cover the cost of fees, monetary contributions made by others will cover these costs.
Donate Money — If you do not have meat to donate, don’t worry. You can still help the cause. Depending on where you have your wild game processed, it can cost between $50-$150 to have a deer and other wild game processed and packaged. Monetary contributions are more than welcome and needed to cover processing fees.
Donate Your Time — Even if you do not have money or meat to donate or prefer to contribute in another way, you can still help! You can give your time and volunteer at organizations like Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry and Hunt. Fish. Feed.
Feeding the Hungry
Venison and similar wild game taste great and are very nutritious. This meat is low in fat, high in protein, and is an excellent source of iron. Wild game donations provide sustenance to those in need. Once the meat is processed and packaged, it is then distributed to agencies like food banks, church pantries and feeding ministries, homes with hungry families, and more.
Helping in Utah
Many Utahns may not even realize the sad facts that there are hungry people in our very own communities. Feeding America reports that there are 373,850 people who are struggling with hunger in Utah. Over 1/3 of those people are children. You can help the hungry people of Utah by donating your deer or other wild game by donating to a participating butcher in your area.
Contact R & K Hunting Company
Are you wanting to donate meat but haven’t been on a hunt to do so? You can make a positive difference in many people’s lives when you donate. Let R & K Hunting Company guide your next hunt. With the guidance of R & K, the headache of planning your hunts are gone. We offer an enormous range of hunting options that are tailored to your skill level and hunting goals. Enjoy a stress-free, successful hunt with R & K Hunting Company by booking your next trip today.