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Mid-Shore Community Foundation Provides Funding to FHFH

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The Mid-Shore Community Foundation has awarded $2,500 in grant funding to FHFH which will assist FHFH in providing approximately 5,000 meal servings of nutritious meat to the food banks and feeding ministries who serve people in need in Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties in Maryland.

Protein and meat products are one of the top items needed by food banks. The expensive price of meat and its limited shelf life prevent it from being a readily accessible food item by food banks. The meat donated to the food banks and feeding ministries by FHFH will help provide much needed nutrition to people in need.

“Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry epitomizes coming together to help your neighbor in need,” says Josh Wilson, FHFH Executive Director. “On behalf of FHFH and those in Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties who struggle with hunger, we thank the Mid-Shore Community Foundation for their generosity and support of our mission to end hunger.”

Established in 1992, the Mid-Shore Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that connects private resources with public needs to enhance the quality of life throughout the Mid-Shore Region of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties. The Foundation works with donors to establish funds for the region – funds that are distributed as grants and scholarships, provides training programs and endowment management services to area nonprofits, and supports start‐up charities and local charitable projects through fiscal sponsorship.

Inspired by a passion for the hunt and compassion for the hungry, FHFH is committed to addressing the problem of hunger in America. Since 1997 the organization has provided over 22 million servings of meat to those in need in communities nationwide. To learn more visit FeedingtheHungry.org.

Meat Donated to Tipton Food Pantry in Indiana

Indiana Fhfh Tipton Food Pantry 11 19 22Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry in Indiana recently learned of a desperate need for meat at the Rock Prairie Church Food Pantry for their Thanksgiving distribution boxes. FHFH volunteer coordinators John Mollett and Samuel Kiphart jumped into action and our ministry made a local purchase of turkeys and hams for donation to the food pantry. Samuel is pictured here on the left beside the pastor of Rock Prairie Church with the carts of meat donated by FHFH!

Hunters Can “Hunt Down Hunger” During the Holidays

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Hunters Can Hunt Down Hunger During the Holidays

Hunters across America can help feed the needy of their communities by donating nutritious meat from harvested game to charitable organizations and ministries.

Hagerstown, MDNovember 21, 2022 – Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry, the national venison donation ministry, announced today the launch of a new Hunt Down Hunger campaign. Hunt Down Hunger is a national campaign encouraging hunters across America to help feed the hungry by donating their legally harvested game such as deer and elk to local hunger relief charities and ministries. The campaign will help individuals and families this holiday season and beyond, as costs for necessities such as food and fuel have risen.

Participating local butcher shops have agreed to receive and process the donations into nutritious meat at a discounted price for Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry and other similar organizations found in 37 states. These organizations raise money to pay the processing bills. The meat is then distributed free of charge to community food banks, soup kitchens, and other hunger relief programs to help feed the needy.

Over the past 25 years Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry has facilitated the donation, processing, and distribution of meat for 23 million meal servings to hungry individuals, children, and families across the country. During that same time, the hunters for the hungry organizations across America have collectively provided a staggering 10 times that amount or more – meat for hundreds of millions of meals!

“Throughout history, hunters have provided food for their families and communities, and their generosity is still needed and appreciated today,” said Josh Wilson, Executive Director of Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry. “And in the Bible we see time and again that God has great compassion for the poor and needy. We are grateful for this opportunity He has provided to help hunters bless their hungry neighbors.”v

Other organizations and businesses related to hunting and the outdoors are invited to join in support of the Hunt Down Hunger campaign.

“The Hunters’ Leadership Forum is grateful for the opportunity to partner with organizations like Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry to help solve the hunger issue in the United States,” said Peter Churchbourne from the NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum. “We encourage the donation of game meat to help with this effort, and advocate for sharing the important role hunters fill in solving the food security equation. We look forward to building future campaigns that will add much needed value, funding, and awareness to this extremely important effort.”

As many people prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other winter holidays with family gatherings and warm meals, it is important to remember the less fortunate among us. The Hunt Down Hunger campaign aims to help by mobilizing hunter participation and public support for the various organizations like Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry that enable hunters to provide meat for their neighbors in need.

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Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry – People across America who struggle with food insecurity are often desperate for meat and protein. Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that gives nutritious meat to food banks, food pantries and feeding ministries that help those in need by paying participating local butcher shops to process deer and livestock that are donated by farmers and hunters. Meat for 23 million meals has been donated, processed, and distributed by the ministry since it began in 1997. New supporters and volunteers are welcome to join the cause.

Executive Director Josh Wilson is available for interviews and will help facilitate contact with representatives of hunters for the hungry organizations in specific states as available.

To learn more, please visit www.huntdownhunger.org, call toll-free 866-438-3434, or email josh@huntdownhunger.org.

For downloadable logo, video, and photos that support this story, click this link: www.feedingthehungry.org/media-resources.

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Receives Grant Funding

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The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore has awarded $1,500 funding to Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, which will provide 3,000 servings of nutritious meat to the food banks and programs that feed people of Somerset and Wicomico County who are in need.

Protein and meat products are one of the top items needed by food banks. The expensive price of meat and its limited shelf life prevent it from being a readily accessible food item by food banks. The meat donated to the food banks and feeding ministries by FHFH will help provide much needed nutrition to people in need.

“Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry epitomizes coming together to help your neighbor in need,” says Josh Wilson, FHFH Executive Director. “On behalf of FHFH and those in Somerset and Wicomico County who struggle with hunger, we thank The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore for their generosity and support of our mission to end hunger.”

Established in 1984, CFES is a public foundation and a 501c3 nonprofit. CFES serves Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties. As leaders, grant makers, and stewards of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore connects people who care to causes that matter for the common good of the Lower Eastern Shore. They are a 501c3 nonprofit with an inspiring history of fostering charitable endeavors, and have provided more than $100 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since 1984. They collaborate with individuals, families, and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthen local nonprofits through grants and resources. They are devoted to improving their regional community and believe in the power of philanthropy.

Inspired by a passion for the hunt and compassion for the hungry, FHFH is committed to addressing the problem of hunger in America. Since 1997 the organization has provided over 22 million servings of meat to those in need in communities nationwide. To learn more visit FeedingtheHungry.org.

Walmart Awards FHFH a $500 Grant for Portage County, Ohio

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Walmart store #2313 located in Streetsboro, Ohio awarded Northeast Ohio FHFH (OH-33) a $500 community grant. The funding will help provide meat to those in need in Portage 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 #2313 for their generous support of our mission of feeding the hungry!

HEB Grocery Awards Texas Hill Country FHFH a $500 Grant

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HEB Grocery awarded a $500 grant to Texas Hill Country FHFH (TX-09) to help FHFH provide nutritious meat to food banks and feeding ministries in communities served by Texas Hill Country FHFH.

For over 115 years, HEB has contributed to worthy causes throughout Texas and Mexico, and it is a tradition we proudly maintain today. HEB’s Hunger Relief Program works year-round to fight hunger in Texas and Mexico. For more than a century now, HEB’s commitment and involvement in the communities it serves has been an important part of the way the company does business.

We thank HEB for supporting our mission of feeding the hungry!

The Community Foundation of Frederick County Provides Funding to FHFH

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The Community Foundation of Frederick County has awarded $1,000 in grant funding to Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry. This funding will help our ministry provide approximately 2,100 servings of meat to the hungry through local food banks and feeding ministries in Frederick County.

The Community Foundation of Frederick County is dedicated to connecting people who care with causes that matter to enrich the quality of life in Frederick County now and for future generations. For three decades, they have helped translate simple good intentions into powerful acts of philanthropy that build a stronger, more vibrant community not only for today but for the future.

Protein and meat products are one of the top items needed by food banks. The expensive price of meat and its limited shelf life prevent it from being a readily accessible food item by food banks. The meat donated to the food banks and feeding ministries by FHFH will help provide much needed nutrition to people in need. On behalf of FHFH and those in Frederick County who struggle with hunger, we thank The Community Foundation of Frederick County for their generosity and support of our mission to end hunger.

Inspired by a passion for the hunt and compassion for the hungry, FHFH is committed to addressing the problem of hunger in America.  Since 1997 the organization has provided over 22 million servings of meat to those in need in communities nationwide.

Ausherman Family Foundation Awards $5,000 Grant to FHFH

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Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry has been awarded a $5,000 general grant from the Ausherman Family Foundation in Frederick County, Maryland. This funding will help our ministry provide over 10,000 additional servings of meat to the hungry through local food banks and feeding ministries.

“The Ausherman Family Foundation has been a regular supporter of our mission to fight hunger for the past 17 years! Their faithful generosity is a strong indication of how deeply they care about the needs of local individuals, children and families in the Frederick area,” said FHFH Executive Director Josh Wilson.

The Ausherman Family Foundation is a private foundation, established in 2006. The Trustees envision a vibrant community where committed nonprofit organizations effectively work together in a spirit of cooperation to advance superior charitable outcomes in Frederick County. The Foundation’s mission is to empower the passion for change in Frederick County, Maryland.

Protein and meat products are one of the top items needed by food banks. The expensive price of meat and its limited shelf life prevent it from being a readily accessible food item by food banks. The meat donated to the food banks and feeding ministries by FHFH will help provide much needed nutrition to people in need. On behalf of FHFH and those in Frederick County who struggle with hunger, we thank The Ausherman Family Foundation for their generosity and support of our mission to end hunger.

FHFH Awarded Grant by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund

Bps Cof NEW Logo 10 13 22 300x131The Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund has awarded a grant to the national Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (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 while helping people across the nation see and understand the incredible value of the various “hunters for the hungry” programs.

Their generosity and support of our mission,” said FHFH Executive Director Josh Wilson. “This grant will help us process additional deer donations to meet the need for nutritious protein in underfunded areas and communities.”

Guided by the visionary leadership of Bass Pro founder Johnny Morris, the Outdoor Fund empowers Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s 200 million annual customers to support conservation efforts by rounding up their purchases. Rallying passionate customers alongside dedicated team members, industry partners and leading conservation organizations, Bass Pro is creating North America’s largest conservation movement to collectively shape the future of the outdoors and all who love it for generations to come.

About FHFH – People across America who struggle with food insecurity are often desperate for meat and protein items. FHFH gives nutritious meat to 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 by FHFH since 1997. The organization welcomes new supporters and volunteers to join the cause. To learn more, please visit https://feedingthehungry.org/, call toll-free 866-438-3434, or email staff@fhfh.org.

FHFH Welcomes New Meat Processor in Ohio

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We welcome Adams Farm Processing located in Luckey, Ohio (Lucas and Wood County) as a new FHFH participating meat processor. This location will be processing donated deer only.

Thank you Al Adams Deer Processing for joining us in the fight against hunger!