The North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry, Inc. (NCHFTH) is a coalition of conservation and nonprofit organizations working together with corporations, individuals and state agencies. Our shared goal is to be actively involved in the fight against hunger and malnutrition in North Carolina. Our primary focus is to efficiently utilize legally harvested whitetail deer, an abundant natural resource in our state.
NCHFTH was founded in 1993 as a 501c(3) tax exempt, non-profit organization. NCHFTH utilizes existing food distribution systems to provide ground venison to women's shelters, soup kitchens, church pantries, and other community-based resources, which provide assistance to vulnerable individuals and families. Legally harvested deer are donated by licensed hunters for processing at facilities reviewed by the NC Department of Agriculture. An effort is made to return the processed venison back to the region in which it was harvested.
Participation by hunters leads to the donation and processing of approximately 1,000 deer every year, resulting in more than 20 tons of ground venison. This number only reflects the potential for the future benefits provided through this programs and its sponsors.
NCHFTH is made possible by the many organizations, businesses, and individuals who donate time, resources, and logistic support. Among major contributors are the following organizations and agencies: