In the midst of uncertain times and a weakened economy, Hunters for the Hungry exceeded expectations by posting an increase of nearly 8% in donated meat. During the 2008-2009 hunting season, hunters donated a total of
192,040 pounds of meat through 104 participating meat processors in 74 counties.
More than 90 recipient organizations received and distributed the meat to those in need. This could not have been accomplished without the participation of hunters, meat processors, and faithful supporters of the program.
Recipients of Hunters for the Hungry donations are always appreciative of the meat. Food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, residential facilities, and other food providers cannot say enough about the positive impact that
the food donations have on their clients.
We don’t usually have meat available/donated to give to our families. Because of your great program, at least 200 families had meat in their diet for a few days - thank you!!
- Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries, Boerne - We gave to 400 families (needy and elderly people). It is hard for our
pantry to have enough meat to give to people. This really helped.
- McKenzie United Methodist Church, Watson Food Pantry, Clarksville - All our families were very grateful for the fresh meat. A lot of our seniors cannot afford to buy medication and fresh meat, so it was very well used for a good cause.
- HIS Ministry, Santa Fe -
All clients we serve are at or below the poverty line or experience
tragedies or unexpected and unplanned expenses. Our request for assistance has increased by 35% year to date. We love the program.
- Salvation Army,Kerrville -
People are happy to receive the meat and start asking about it before we receive any.
- Hamilton United Care, Hamilton Be part of the solution to hunger. If you are a hunter or meat processor interested in participating in the program, visit the web site at www.tacaa.org/hunters.htm, or call 1-800-992-9767, ext. 506. Monetary donations to support the program are always welcome. See the website or call for details.
The Texas Association of Community Action Agencies (TACAA) provides outreach
and coordination efforts for the Texas Hunters for the Hungry program. For more information about TACAA and other hunger relief programs, visit the website at www.tacaa.org or call(800) 992-9767.