The Hunters Helping the Hungry (HHH) program received two grants that will fund processing of 36 donated deer in 2019, but cash donations to support the program are greatly needed.
Thanks to a $2,500 grant from the Cabela’s Outdoor Fund and a $750 grant from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation – plus cash donations received through July 2019 – 375 deer can be processed in 2019. While this number is higher than it would be without the grant funds, it is still a 34 percent drop from 2018.
Created by the Nebraska Legislature in 2012, HHH is funded entirely by tax-deductible cash donations from hunters, businesses and individuals. HHH contracts with processors, who prepare and package ground venison from hunter-donated deer. Charitable organizations then pick up and distribute venison to Nebraskans.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking cash donations to HHH so it can continue to feed Nebraskans in need. Each dollar donated provides two meals of ground venison. More than 650,000 meals have been distributed since the program began.
Go here for more information about the Hunters Helping the Hungry program in Nebraska.
(Photo source: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission)