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Donate legally-harvested deer to help feed the hungry of your community! There is no cost to you! Simply deliver field dressed and tagged deer to the nearest participating meat processor and let them know you wish to donate to NC Hunters for the Hungry. Find your nearest approved participating processors on the map below.

Contact your nearest processor to verify current hours of operation and specific requirements for their facility!

Hunters:

PLEASE NOTE:

All deer donated must be harvested and reported in accordance with the appropriate rules and regulations of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

Deer must be received by processors in an acceptable condition, and in a form compliant with NCWRC transport rules. 

A donor card must be completed to authorize the processor to possess the deer and identify the successful hunter. This will be provided to you by the processor.

Chronic Wasting Disease:
Any deer harvested within a Chronice Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance area must be tested prior to donation or the deer's head must be provided to the meat processing location for sample collection to test for CWD. 

Processors:

NCDA-compliant facilities can become a participating processor by contacting us here. Prior to each hunting season, partner processors will receive donation receipts and other necessary materials to successfully participate. Processors are reimbursed to offset the cost of the labor, materials, and supplies used to support NCHFTH.

Chronic Wasting Disease:
Any deer harvested within a Chronice Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance area must be tested prior to donation or the deer's head must be provided to your facility for sample testing for CWD

Packing Food in Boxes

Hunger relief organizations:

Food pantries, soup kitchens, and other hunger relief agencies are eligible to receive venison donations. The venison is ground into "burger" and then frozen for ease of distribution and cooking. Contact your local processor to learn how to be added to the list of recipient agencies. Your organization will be responsible for ensuring adequate freezer capacity for venison donations.

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