MAUMELLE, Ark. -( AHFG) Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry 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 farmers and hunters to transform an abundant white-tailed deer population into a renewable food source for the hungry.
With the growing number of deer and other big game in America, crop and property damage permits are being issued to farmers, airports, military installations and agricultural facilities. Many of these deer and other big game are being discarded. In addition, liberal bag limits and extended seasons are putting hunters in the position of being able to harvest more deer and other big game than they can personally consume. AHFH helps distribute this surplus to put healthy meals on the table for needy citizens.
Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry is a highly successful program that has provided approximately 1.5 million 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.