News & Updates
Walmart store #3262 located in Cambridge, Ohio awarded Muskingum County FHFH (OH-18) a $1,000 community grant. The funding will help provide meat to those in need in Guernsey County who are struggling with hunger.
Walmart’s Community Grant Program is proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations. They believe in giving back locally – creating a positive impact in the neighborhoods where they live and work.
We thank the Walmart Foundation, Walmart Community Grants Program and Walmart store #3262 for their generous support of our mission of feeding the hungry!
Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) distributed 57 tons of meat to hunger relief programs this past year. This equates to nearly half a million meal servings, and increases the overall total for FHFH to 22 million servings for hungry individuals, children and families since 1997!
“We are thankful for the opportunity to help hunters and farmers donate so much nutritious meat to those in need,” said FHFH Executive Director Josh Wilson. “The Lord has provided so many faithful volunteers and generous supporters who enable us to continue blessing the hungry of local communities each year.”
A hunter named Daisy who donated her first deer of the season said, “I look forward to donating to such a great cause every season! This will become an annual tradition.”
Deer, elk, and livestock were donated to participating local butcher shops across 13 states. Financial contributions from various sources enabled FHFH to pay all of the meat processing bills for these donations, and the meat was distributed free of charge to local food banks and feeding programs.
An FFA chapter president named Chloe sent a donation from their group along with a note saying, “Our chapter members see the immense value in your organization. Past and present FFA members have contributed deer to be processed and donated to the local hunger network, and we have had members on the receiving end of the organization’s generosity in times of need.”
A pastor named David who has a food bank at his church said, “We had just run completely out of meat when FHFH came through for us in a way that was almost miraculous. Now ALL of our church freezers are full of meat to feed the hungry. What a blessing!”
FHFH is ready to meet this challenge with a goal of providing an increased amount of healthy meat to feed the needy of local communities over the coming year!
The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country has awarded a $2,500 grant to the Texas Hill Country FHFH venison donation ministry. This funding will help FHFH pay meat processing bills to transform donated deer into nutritious meat for local food banks and feeding ministries located in Bandera, Gillespie, Kendall and Kerr County.
The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country is the region’s philanthropic endowment, created to support charitable and civic efforts now and for the long term. The Community Foundation works with donors, makes grants to nonprofit organizations, and awards academic scholarships to students in 10 Central Texas counties.
About FHFH – People across America who struggle with food insecurity are often desperate for meat and protein items. FHFH gives nutritious meat to local food banks, food pantries and feeding ministries that help those in need by paying inspected and approved local butcher shops to process deer and livestock that are donated by farmers and hunters. Meat for over 22 million meals has been donated, processed and distributed nationally by FHFH since 1997. FHFH welcomes new supporters and volunteers to join the cause.
Seth Estep, volunteer coordinator for Central Indiana Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, presented much needed ground beef to the Lapel Community Food Pantry. The beef was purchased locally by FHFH outside of hunting season due to running out of meat.
Recently Josh Wilson (FHFH Executive Director) and John Davidson (FHFH Board President) traveled to North Carolina to attend a national gathering of venison donation programs from various states. The meeting was organized by Matt Simcox of Tennessee Hunters for the Hungry. Each attendee was given time to present information about their program with the whole group. Relevant topics and helpful ideas related to venison donation were discussed and shared.
The gathering included the following organizations…
- Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry
- Pennsylvania Hunters Sharing the Harvest
- North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry
- South Carolina Hunters and Landowners for the Hungry
- Wisconsin Deer Donation Program
- Tennessee Hunters for the Hungry
- Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry
- Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry
- Indiana Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry
“The Frederick Department of Housing and Human Services would like to thank Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry for their continued support and commitment to the Frederick Food Bank. Their grateful contributions help us serve our community. Frederick County residents are grateful to have such high-quality, healthy products available to them. Again, we thank FHFH for their hard work and commitment to serving our community. Thank you!” ~ Michael Grogan, Department of Housing and Human Services, City of Frederick
Volunteers from our FHFH ministry in Wayne County, Ohio spent some time serving with Feeding Medina County which is a group that we’ve supported in the past with venison donations. Feeding Medina County’s mission is to educate, engage, and lead their community in creating an environment where no one goes hungry. They nourish their community with essential programs that put food on the table for children, families, and seniors who are at risk of hunger.
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry welcomes Anthony Calix as coordinator for Southern California FHFH.
You can find Anthony and the rest of our local Chapter Coordinators listed on our website HERE. We encourage you to reach out and support them!
We welcome Double S Processing, LLC who has joined Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry as a new participating meat processor. Double S Processing is located in Live Oak County, TX (TX-10).
We thank Double S Processing, LLC for joining us in the fight against hunger.