Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry
With Ohio's Deer Gun season fast approaching and an already highly successful bow season under way we thought we would mention a couple programs that are doing their part to feed the less fortunate of Ohio's citizens.
Click on the "Read More..." link below to hear about these important programs.
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry is one of many organizations
throughout the country that is helping to feed venison and big game to
the hungry among us.
From the FHFH website:
- Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) is an outreach ministry of
the people of God called upon to help feed venison and other big game to
the hungry among us. During our first six years (1997-2003) FHFH has
been responsible for the processing of 1,400 tons (nearly 12,000,000
servings) of venison and other big game for soup kitchens and food
pantries across America. These 'little cows' provide an abundant and
nutritious source of protein desperately needed by feeding programs. From the beginning of time farmers and hunters have been the members of
society called to provide food for others. FHFH allows hunters to return
to their heritage as 'food providers'.
How it works:
With the growing number of deer and other big game in America, crop and
property damage permits are being issued to farmers, airports, military
installations and agricultural facilities. Many of these deer and other
big game are being discarded. In addition, liberal bag limits and
extended seasons are putting hunters in the position of being able to
harvest more deer and other big game than they can personally consume.
FARMERS & HUNTERS
Successful farmers and hunters follow normal check in or crop damage
permit procedures defined under their states regulations.
Farmers and hunters deliver the harvested surplus deer and other big
game to participating meat processors in each county. Donations from
churches, clubs, businesses and individuals cover the costs of
processing, packaging and freezing the meat.
The frozen meat is then available free of cost for pick-up by a nearby
food bank or feeding program.
This nutritious, low fat, high protein meat is then distributed and/or
cooked by hundreds of community agencies such as: church pantries,
church feeding ministries, Salvation Army, community food banks,
emergency assistance programs, Rescue Missions, children's homes, etc.
If you find yourself in a position to be able to help please consider
doing so. Ohio has an abundance of deer and some very liberal limits in
many parts of the state.
All donations are tax deductable as allowed by law. To find out more about providing financial support, donating deer, or volunteering to help the chapter contact buckeyeareafhfh at yahoo.com or the organization's website.
The Safari Club International Foundation is another organization that is doing it's part to help the needy in our communities.
From the website:
- Through Safari Club International Foundation's myriad of humanitarian programs, SCIF members demonstrate the highest levels of philanthropy by directly reaching out to people in need throughout the world. Whether it involves feeding millions of hungry each year, offering free healthcare to impoverished communities, or introducing blind children to the wonders of wildlife, SCIF is committed to its charitable tenet of giving.
Visit Safari Club International's main website and use the search function at the bottom right corner to locate a chapter near you.
Happy Hunting and Good Luck from Buckeye Firearms Association!