This was affirmed at the North American Deer Summit in Louisville, KY earlier this year. At the Summit, FHFH proposed that “promoting the value and importance of hunters feeding the hungry programs” be adopted as an action item for the newly formed National Deer Alliance (www.nationaldeeralliance.com). This action item was approved and will be part of the work undertaken by the NDA as they “seek to ensure the future of North America’s wild deer, wildlife habitat and hunting heritage.”
While attending the event, it became apparent that FHFH has an opportunity to play a major role in expanding and promoting the general “hunters feeding the hungry” movement across the nation. To this end we have begun to rekindle and strengthen our connections with other existing venison donation programs. We can represent them, along with FHFH, as we attend national events and interface with hunters, wildlife agencies, the media, feeding organizations, and conservation groups like the NDA.
Together we can lift up the positive image of hunters as both conservationists and humanitarians. And we can give people a new reason to try hunting for the first time – the opportunity to help provide tens of thousands of pounds of nutritious meat from harvested game to the hungry and needy people across America!