Why We Do It
For I was hungry, and you gave me meat, I was thirsty, and you gave me drink…
Matthew Chapter 25
Rick Wilson – Founder of FHFH
Our story began with one woman, desperately struggling to load a battered buck she found alongside the road into her car so she could feed her family. What most of us would see as roadkill was literally hundreds of meals she could not afford to pay for to feed her family. That deer was a gift she couldn’t afford to waste. It was both heartbreaking and inspiring. Her determination to do whatever it took to feed her kids made a lasting impact on Rick Wilson, the man who helped her load that deer into her trunk alongside the road.
After she drove away, he knew that he had just looked into the eyes of Jesus, who says in Matthew 25 that when we’ve helped the “least of these” we have done it TO HIM.
Rick went home that day in 1997 with a passion inside him to bring farmers and hunters together to help feed their hungry neighbors. That vision has now grown into a nationwide effort that now unites volunteers across America to provide healthy protein, free of charge, for food banks and feeding ministries in local communities. Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry is combating hunger locally and sustainably.
How We Do It
FARMERS & HUNTERS
We encourage hunters across the country to donate deer and elk to help feed their hungry neighbors. Farmers can donate deer harvested using special permits to help prevent damage to their crops. Farmers can also donate livestock.
Donated deer, elk and livestock are professionally processed at a discounted rate by an approved local butcher. With your support we pay the meat processing bills so donors and recipients can participate free of charge.
Local charities such as food banks, soup kitchens and homeless shelters pick up and distribute the nutritious meat to those who need it. Meat is often one of the most needed – but most expensive – items for a food bank.
How You Can Help
The problem of nationwide hunger is overwhelming. But when we start looking at the faces in need in our own communities, and the resources available through farmers and hunters, it becomes clear that it can be solved at the local level. Our neighbors don’t have to go hungry on our watch.
Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well-fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?
Help End Hunger
1 in 9 Americans are facing hunger due to food insecurity today.
One deer can provide meat for up to 160 meals!
Join Our Team
Butchers, charities, volunteers and sponsors needed!
Volunteer with Us
Help us start feeding the hungry in your local community.