Georgia Hunters for the Hungry is a partnership between the Georgia Wildlife Federation, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the Georgia Food Bank Association.

This program has been an example of public/private partnership at its very best for 19 years!  Each year, it promotes Georgia’s rich hunting heritage and resources while providing more than  40,000 meals of donated, protein-rich venison to Georgians in need.

Protein is a critical component of any diet, and it is especially important to the households of children, seniors and working families we serve.  Statewide, Georgia’s 8 regional food banks distributed more than 103 million pounds of food last year.  Demand continues to increase despite the recovering economy.  Many families were seeking help for the first time in their lives due to unemployment.  Hunters for the Hungry  meets a critical need for protein in Georgia.

Hunters can drop off deer at these processing centers.  The processors will grind the venison into one to two pound tubes of meat and the regional food bank in that area will pick up the venison for distribution to local agencies and pantries.