“We are so grateful for the continued support of FHFH to our community. So far we have received approximately 600 lbs. of ground beef from JB Farms. This came to us at a time when stores were depleted of meats and increased need in our community. We have been distributing food to approximately 500 families a week and the community was so thankful to receive ground beef at a time when it was impossible to find. We cannot thank you enough for your amazing donation! We could not do what we do without our community partners.”
Sarah McAleavy, CMP, CCNP, Supervisor of CACFP
We received the following thank you note from Sarah McAleavy of the Frederick Community Action Agency for meat provided to them by our Frederick County FHFH chapter during the COVID-19 pandemic. This distribution has been made possible thanks to a special COVID-19 relief grant from the Community Foundation of Frederick County.
What's in the boxes? 800 servings of meat for COVID-19 relief in Wisconsin! FHFH Coordinator Mike Handrick (WI-01), along with his grandson Nathan purchased 200 pounds of ground beef at a discount from TJ’s Butcher Block in Minocqua for the Lakeland Food Pantry which serves Oneida and Vilas counties in the Northwoods.
Wicomico County FHFH (MD) will be selling raffle tickets this summer and fall (2020) for chances to win one of 30 great prizes including firearms and sporting goods in the 1st Annual Wicomico County FHFH Sportsmen's Raffle.
For more details including sponsorship details, the sponsor listing, official rules, and a full prize list please visit our WICOMICO SPORTSMEN'S RAFFLE web page today!
"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
FHFH's Response to Hunger During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Since the onset of COVID-19 many people are suffering hardships. Hunger has been a hardship in every community in our country even before COVID-19, but as a result of the COVID-19 economic fallout the number of Americans struggling to put food on their table is rising.
FHFH is responding to help the increasing number of people who are experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. FHFH normally accepts donated deer in the fall and winter. We are accepting donated livestock and/or purchasing locally sourced livestock and poultry, and deer using crop damage permits during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery.
FHFH is able to provide the needed meat to food banks, food pantries and feeding groups because of people who care about other people. Donations of deer and livestock are processed and distributed to food banks, food pantries and feeding groups. Financial donations help us pay the meat processing fees so there is no cost to the hunter donating deer or the farmer donating livestock and there is no cost for the food bank, food pantry or feeding group receiving the much needed meat.
In times of hardship and uncertainty such as during the COVID-19 pandemic, FHFH is helping our neighbors struggling with hunger.
Thank you for your continued interest in our mission of feeding the hungry.
COVID-19 Project Partners
Mercy Unlimited in Ohio expressed their appreciation for the donation of 225 pounds of meat to their food pantry by West Central Ohio FHFH (OH-40).
"We would like to give a big THANK YOU to West Central Ohio Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry for the wonderful donation of 225 lbs. of ground beef today." ~ Bernadine
Mercy Unlimited, Inc. began in 1989 by a small group of Christians who saw the need to help families in the community with food. Since then, they have expanded their services to meet additional needs with God's provision and community support. Their mission is to reflect the love of Christ by ministering unto those who are hungry, thirsty, homeless, in need of clothing, sick, or imprisoned
NRA Women posted a great article "Shortening the Food Lines: Farmers and Hunters Feed the Hungry" about the good work hunters are doing to help feed the hungry of their communities.
Thank you NRA Women for sharing our story during this time of additional need.
Fredrick County FHFH (MD-05) has provided 382 pounds of meat to the Frederick Community Action Agency food bank in Maryland for people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The donation of meat to the Frederick Community Action Agency food bank was possible thanks to the grant funds awarded to FHFH by The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
Kelli donated her first buck to Black Fork FHFH (OH-43) last year. Kelli shared how she helped feed people in need.
"My third time ever hunting I was able to help feed the hungry with a nice buck. I was very fortunate to hunt in a deer stand that my stepdad built for me, because I broke my foot prior to hunting. I shot the deer with a 450 Bushmaster right after sunrise about 80 yards out. I will never forget shooting my first buck, and the families it was able to feed."
Thank you Kelli for donating your buck to FHFH. Because of your generosity approximately 200 servings of meat will be provided to people struggling with hunger.