By Admin | October 29 2010 06:47

The NRA’s Hunter Services Department, which has provided the Hunters for the Hungry Information Clearinghouse for hunters seeking local places to donate game meat, recently engaged in a research project: just how much did hunters donate across the country last year?

After gathering totals from local organizations all over the U.S., they've come up with a figure: 2,602,863 pounds of meat, or 10,389,912 meals. These totals include deer, elk, antelope, moose, pheasants, and waterfowl.

The Hunters for the Hungry Information Clearinghouse puts interested individuals in touch with programs in their area and fosters public awareness through education, fundraising and publicity. In addition, the staff of the NRA Hunter Services Department works in the field with state governmental agencies conducting evisceration and meat processing preparation of whitetail deer that are distributed to area food banks, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and needy families.

If you’d like to show that you and your fellow hunters care about your community, and would like to help share extra game meat with deserving families in your area, get involved today! Whether you donate meat, money or time, your generosity is sure to have an impact.

State

Organization

lbs. of game meat donated

Number of Meals Supplied

Alabama

Hunters Helping the Hungry

44,156

176,624

Arizona

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

3,136

12,544

Arkansas

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

68,000

272,000

California

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

6,350

25,400

Colorado

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

5,410

21,640

Connecticut

Hunt to Feed

4,000

16,000

Delaware

Delaware Sportsmen Against Hunger

30,000

150,000

Florida

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

1,034

4,136

N. FL Sportsmen Against Hunger

750

3,000

Georgia

Georgia Wildlife Federation

29,833

119,332

GA Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

5,860

23,440

Idaho

Treasure Valley Sportsmen Against Hunger

3,000

12,000

Illinois

Sportsmen Against Hunger

101,000

405,600

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

5,951

23,804

Indiana

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

91,924

367,696

Iowa

Iowa DNR: Help us Stop Hunger

300,000

1,200,000

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

8,995

35,980

Kansas

KS City Sportsmen Against Hunger

4,500

18,000

Kentucky

Hunters for the Hungry

91,000

364,000

Maine

Sportsmen Against Hunger

739

2,956

Maryland

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

144,350

577,400

Michigan

Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger

32,800

131,200

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

1,550

6,200

Minnesota

Hunters Against Hunger

400

1,600

Missouri

Share the Harvest

213,000

852,000

Sportsmen Against Hunger

24,013

96,052

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

350

1,400

Montana

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

1,450

5,800

Nebraska

Deer Exchange Program

2,797

11,188

New Jersey

Hunters Helping the Hungry

15,020

60,000

New York

Food Bank of Central NY

1,500

6,000

Hunters Helping the Hungry

700

2,800

New York Conservation Council

8,067

32,268

North Carolina

Sportsmen Against Hunger

100

400

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

7,873

31,492

North Dakota

Sportsmen Against Hunger

15,885

63,540

Ohio

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

122,221

488,884

OH Association of Second Harvest  Food Banks

57,989

231,956

Sportsmen Against Hunger

1,515

6,060

Oklahoma

Hunters Against Hunger
Sportsmen Against Hunger

39,765

160,000

Oregon

Sportsmen Against Hunger

40

160

Pennsylvania

PA Hunters Sharing the Harvest

52,000

208,000

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

705

2,820

South Carolina

SC Hunters & Landowners for the Hungry

25,200

100,800

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

3,516

14,064

South Dakota

Sportsmen Against Hunger

97,752

391,008

Tennessee

Hunters for the Hungry

100,000

400,000

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

3,755

15,020

Texas

Hunters for the Hungry

167,840

671,360

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

18,700

74,800

Utah

Utah Sportsmen Against Hunger

650

2,600

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

3,030

12,120

Virginia

Hunters for the Hungry

405,340

1,621,360

Washington

Sportsmen Against Hunger

1,300

5,200

West Virginia

Hunters Helping the Hungry

50,007

200,028

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Deer Foundation

176,445

705,780

Totals

2,603,263

10,445,512

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