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North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry, Inc. (NCHFTH) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 that exists to facilitate the collection, processing, and distribution of legally-harvested and processed white-tail deer for the purpose of feeding food insecure North Carolinians.


We do this by:

  • Maintaining a list of participating processors to facilitate the donation of legally harvested deer

  • Onboarding new eligible processing facilities

  • Compensating participating NCDA-compliant meat processors across NC to process deer donated to NCHFTH by hunters on a per-deer basis

  • Connecting participating processors with local hunger relief organizations

Why? Two BIG Problems:

Deer Looking Back

Deer Overpopulation

Ceramic Set

Food insecurity

America's deer population has increased from 20 million in 1990 to 33.5 million in 2017, with about 1 million in NC.

Crop damage sustained by farmers and deer-auto collisions have risen dramatically. 

Food insecurity describes a household's inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life.

North Carolina is the eighth hungriest state in the nation-- 1 in 7 adults and more than 1 in 5 children struggle with food insecurity.

One SIMPLE SolutioN: support the work of north carolina hunters for the hungry!

 Hunting was found to be the only cost effective method of controlling & maintaining a stable deer population. A surplus of nutritious venison exists that can be utilized to help feed hungry North Carolinians. By working with hunters, processors, and hunger relief agencies, the North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry, Inc. aims to the meet hunger needs of these communities.

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