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One of the Most Needed Food Items

by | Mar 21, 2019 | News | 0 comments

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, ….”  Matthew 25:35   

One of the Most Needed Food Items

The next time you are in a large group of people, imagine 1 in 8 of the people you see is holding a sign that says “I’m hungry” – and 1 in 6 of them is a child! That image is staggering! More than forty-one million people in the United States are going hungry. They include more than 12 million children and almost five million seniors.  They live in every community in our country, including your own.

Protein is a vital component of a balanced diet for proper growth and good health. This is especially important for the physical and cognitive development of children, and for maintaining a strong immune response in all age groups.
 
People who are struggling with hunger often turn to food banks and feeding ministries for help. Unfortunately, food banks and other feeding ministries often list meat and protein items among their top food donation needs. That’s where FHFH is making a difference to the people in communities across the United States who are hungry. We provide nutritious low-fat venison and livestock to food banks and feeding ministries. Financial gifts to FHFH help us pay the cost to process donated deer and livestock, so there is no cost to the hunter who donates deer, the farmer who donates livestock or the food banks and feeding ministries who receive the much needed meat.​​
Since 1997 FHFH has provided over 19.9 million servings of meat to those in need and we will continue to help the people in our country who are hungry. We’ve only been able to do this because of hunters who donate deer, farmers who donate livestock, volunteers serving as FHFH chapter coordinators, participating meat processors and financial supporters.

On behalf of FHFH and all those in our country suffering from hunger, we THANK YOU for your generous support!

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​​Sincerely,

  


Josh Wilson
Executive Director
Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry