Hunters for the Hungry is an initiative created by the National Rifle Association to give back to communities by supplying thousands of meals to the needy throughout the country. The NRA works closely with state agencies to put interested individuals in touch with programs in their area and foster public awareness through education, fundraising and publicity. Since the program's inception, Hunters for the Hungry has brought hundreds of thousands of pounds of venison to homeless shelters, soup kitchens and food banks across the United States.
More than 8.1 million meals are provided annually by donations from hunters
The top 5 states for venison donations include Virginia, Missouri, Maryland, Ohio, and New York
Over 2.1 million pounds of meat is harvested every year
NRA Hunters for the Hungry is a state-by-state cooperative effort among hunters, sportsmen's associations, meat processors, state meat inspectors and hunger relief organizations to help feed those in need. Over the past three years, such programs have brought hundreds of thousands of pounds of venison to homeless shelters, soup kitchens and food banks.