There are many great personal reasons to hunt deer, but hunting can also help others, particularly families in need. On this episode I talk with Josh Wilson, the Executive Director of Farmers and Hunters Feeding The Hungry (FHFH). He shares his story and talks about ways that hunters can help feed those in need without spending a penny.
- A single deer can provide up to 200 meals.
- 1 in 7 children in the U.S. do not know where their next meal is coming from. Roughly 11% of American households are food insecure.
- Many families, especially recently, have lost large portions of their income and may appear fine from the outside but cannot afford utilities, food, or medicine.
- Food banks often lack meat and high nutrition items due to cost and scarcity.
- Hunters are able to take a deer to a local FHFH processor, or one that participates in a similar program and donate it. FHFH picks up the bill to pay the butcher. The meat is then delivered to a local food bank in need.
- Established in 1997, FHFH is a ministry that enables hunters and farmers in states nationwide to provide nutritious meat to feed the hungry of their communities.
- There are several other organization doing similar and outstanding work as FHFH, if one is close to you, support them.
- FHFH is unique because it is a Christ centered ministry helping hunters to feed the hungry.
- Again and again children who watch their parents donate venison make the decision on their own to donate their first deer to help other children in need. It is a beautiful example and tradition of giving back that every hunter can embrace.
- There are 3 ways to get involved with Farmers and Hunters Feeding The Hungry
- Donate a deer.
- Donate money to fund deer processing.
- Start a local chapter by becoming a volunteer coordinator.