"We have a food bank and had lost some of our food donors and resources. We had just run completely out of meat when Josh and his group came through for us in a way that was almost miraculous. Now ALL of our church freezers are full of meat to feed the hungry. What a blessing!"
Pastor Dave Hays
FHFH donated meat to a church food bank and received this note of thanks from Pastor Dave Hays at Battlefield Bible Church near Sharpsburg, MD:
We thank everyone who donated deer, made a financial gift or volunteered making it possible for us to feed people in need who are struggling with hunger.
Justin Ross - our FHFH coordinator in Delaware County, Ohio - shares about the history of FHFH, current projects, fundraising efforts, and how the ministry provides food across Ohio on a recent episode of the Sportsmen’s Nation podcast.
We give special thanks to three of our National Partners - The American Hunting Lease Association, Base Camp Country Real Estate and Base Camp Leasing - that have renewed their support for our hunger relief mission with a combined $10,000 contribution! These brands have faithfully supported FHFH since 2019 because our mission promotes the wise use and management of harvested animals to sustain resources for future generations, while feeding those in need and honoring the animals that are harvested.
Created in 2010, the American Hunting Lease Association is committed to serving the hunting lease industry, by reaching and educating landowners and hunters to the many benefits of a properly executed hunting lease. We believe the hunter/landowner relationship is the key to preserving quality hunting habitat and ensuring hunters can access that property safely. Offering free resources such as free lease agreement templates and educational tools for leasing as well as the most affordable and extensive hunting liability insurance policies on the market makes the AHLA your hunting lease resource.
Base Camp Country Real Estate is a hunting land, ranch, and farm listing agency that is backed by land market experience. With roots in the land market, specifically with marketing hunting leases for over 20 years, Base Camp Country has created a foothold in the hunting land, farm, and ranch land for sale market. The secret to success in listing land, ranches, and farms for sale is a dependably active buyer base. From over 20 years of marketing hunting leases in most of the United States, finding and listing land is second nature to Base Camp Country agents. This has created thousands of targeted buyers looking for land, and landowners ready and willing to sell. With our targeted buyer base, many listings, and dedicated agents, Base Camp Country is poised to be the number one hunting land, ranch, and farm land listing agency.
Base Camp Leasing was founded by Steve Meng, an accomplished whitetail deer hunter and former grain industry professional. Steve took his passion for hunting and turned it into a career. Personally experiencing discouragement in the lack of accessibility to private hunting property, Steve was motivated to develop a mutually beneficial business model to serve both landowners and hunters alike. Established in 1999, Base Camp Leasing has led the way in the hunting lease industry and continues to expand to new states every year.
FHFH is the only venison donation ministry actively setting up chapters across the nation and seeking to collaborate with other existing state and local venison donation programs. FHFH reaches an audience within both the hunting and non-hunting communities and provides the #1 most difficult item for food banks and feeding ministries to obtain – protein-based red-meat. Since 1997 FHFH has provided more than 21.5 million servings of meat for people in our country struggling with hunger.
Muskingum County, Ohio FHFH blessed Christ's Table in Zanesville, Ohio with a donation of venison. Christ's Table is a nonprofit hot meal site (soup kitchen).
The deer was processed by our participating meat processor Olde Village Meats located in Frazeysburg.
We thank Muskingum County FHFH chapter coordinator Bob Daniels, Olde Village Meats, the hunters who donated deer to FHFH and our financial supporters for helping feed the hungry in their community.
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry welcomes Rick Ferdig as chapter coordinator for Northeast Ohio FHFH (OH-33).
You can find Rick and the rest of our local Chapter Coordinators by CLICKING HERE. We encourage you to reach out and support them!
Listen to a recent episode of the New Hunters Guide podcast, as FHFH Executive Director Josh Wilson shares his story with host George Konetes, and talks about ways that hunters can help feed those in need without spending a penny.
CLICK HERE to listen to the interview and learn more about how hunting can help feed your neighbors in need!
The Mid-Shore Community Foundation has awarded $10,000 in grant funding to FHFH for chapters serving Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties in Maryland.
This funding will assist FHFH in providing approximately 20,000 meal servings of nutritious meat to the food banks and feeding ministries who serve people in need in those counties.
On behalf of those in Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties who struggle with hunger, we thank the Mid-Shore Community Foundation for their generosity and support of our mission to end hunger.
Established in 1992, the Mid-Shore Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that connects private resources with public needs to enhance the quality of life throughout the Mid-Shore Region of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties. The Foundation works with donors to establish funds for the region - funds that are distributed as grants and scholarships, provides training programs and endowment management services to area nonprofits, and supports start‐up charities and local charitable projects through fiscal sponsorship.
Inspired by a passion for the hunt and compassion for the hungry, FHFH is committed to addressing the problem of hunger in America. Since 1997 FHFH has provided over 21.5 million servings of meat to those in need.
Our Delaware County chapter in Ohio chapter donated over 2,700 meat servings for the needy of Delaware County. The meat was processed by Oiler Meat Processing!
We thank the hunters who donated, Oiler Meat Processing and Delaware County FHFH chapter coordinator Justin Ross for feeding the hungry in their community.
Dave McMullen, chapter coordinator for Anne Arundel County FHFH in Maryland, donated his buck to FHFH in November. Dave also donated a doe he harvested later.
Thank you Dave for being chapter coordinator and donating your buck and doe to feed the hungry in your community!
If you'd like to learn more about donating your deer and livestock to help feed the hungry, please CLICK HERE.
Halle "Daisy" Lucas in Ohio donated her first deer of the season to FHFH to help people in need and she shared these comments with us...
One of the quickest hunts I’ve ever had. It was a great shot made at 10 yards or less. I look forward to donating to such a great cause every season! I strongly encourage people to donate their game or a portion to provide for those who are in need! This will become an annual tradition.
Thank you Daisy for donating your deer to help feed the hungry people in your community! If you'd like to learn more about donating your deer and livestock to help feed the hungry please click here.