Hunters Encouraged to Donate Venison to the Needy in Carroll County
Local organization pays for processing
Carroll County, OH - Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH), a ministry that provides nutritious venison to the hungry through food banks and local feeding programs, is now serving Carroll County. FHFH helps hunters return to their heritage as food-providers by transforming deer - renewable resources- into food for the hungry.
Successful hunters donate deer to partnering butcher shops that are licensed and inspected by the health department or USDA. Regional food banks as well as local feeding programs and ministries that feed the hungry pick up the packaged, frozen meat from the butcher shop. Local FHFH chapters raise money to cover the butchering costs so that hunters can donate their deer free of charge. FHFH then matches that amount with grant monies from Division of Wildlife.
“FHFH needs public support in order to accept and process donated deer because the program pays the cost of processing and packaging the meat. The average price for processing is around $50-$100 per deer,” said local FHFH coordinator Brian Jacobson. “For those who would like to make a monetary donation to the Carroll County Chapter they can visit www.fhfh.org and type in Code OH23,” noted Jacobson.
Field dressed deer can be dropped off at Don’s Meats, 7400 June Road, Waynesburg, OH, (330) 866-9692, hours M-F 9-6, Sa 9-1 (hours extended during gun season). The Carrollton Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry will provide the donated venison to the needy.
If interested in becoming involved with the Carroll County Chapter of FHFH contact Brian Jacobson at (330) 627-2705.
FHFH began in 1997 and blossomed from one Maryland County to over half of the states in the nation. Since its inception, FHFH has provided nutritious meat for millions of meals to the food banks and agencies that serve the poor across the country.
FHFH is a 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.