Most of the animals donated to FHFH are deer, but elk, livestock, and poultry are also included. FHFH increased its livestock donations this spring and summer because COVID-19 caused more hunger, but FHFH will resume its focus on deer as hunting seasons return.
FHFH’s donations totaled 177,600 pounds of meat this past year, which provided 710,500 servings. And since its creation in 1997, FHFH has provided nearly 21 million quarter-pound servings. FHFH maintains lists of participating processors that accept whole, field-dressed deer in over 20 states, but Ohio, Indiana, Maryland, and North Carolina provide FHFH’s largest network of processors.
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