Hunting season is upon us in Indiana. Fortunately for local hunters, Indiana possesses an abundance of deer and through a newly-funded DNR program, these hunters can share that abundance with those in our community who struggle with not having enough food. This program, made possible through Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry and the Sportsman’s Benevolence Fund, pays the processing fee for hunters who donate their deer to one of several approved butchers throughout the state.
Here’s how you can help:
How to donate venison
The Sportsman’s Benevolence Fund is a program to help get venison to those in need. Hunters will donate field-dressed deer to participating meat processors, processing fees are then paid for by the fund. The following processors are accepting deer in the Food Finders service area:
• Carroll County: Burlington Locker
• Clinton County: This Old Farm Meats
• Fountain County: Wallace Processing
• Jasper County: Remington Meats
• Montgomery County: Miller’s Locker Plant
• Tippecanoe County: D&R Market
• Warren County: K4 Wild Game Processing
• White County: Monon Meat Packing
For a statewide list online go to http://www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/3987.htm
Food Finders will distribute venison, as it comes available, through partner agencies across our 16-county service area. For more information about this program please read more here or visit Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry.