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Hunters Helping the Hungry Needs Help with Meat-processing Costs

Hunters Helping the Hungry, an organization that has enabled hunters to provide over one million servings of tasty and nutritious venison to feed New Jersey families since 1997, needs some help from the public to cover the costs of professional meat processing.

The program, which donated more than 29,300 pounds of venison to food banks and charitable organizations last year alone, operates with limited funding. Butchers who participate in the Hunters Helping the Hungry program receive $65 to process the donated deer. Currently, hunters who donate deer to feed the hungry must contribute either $10 (for field-dressed deer weighing 50 lbs. or more) or $25 (for deer under 50 lbs.) toward that processing fee. If the program’s funding runs out, hunters who donate deer will have to cover the entire cost for meat-processing.

Hunters should check on funding availability before harvesting a deer intended for donation by visiting the website below.

Anyone interested in making a charitable contribution to offset the program’s meat-processing costs can visit our website at to donate securely through PayPal or send a check payable to: Hunters Helping the Hungry, P.O. Box 587, Lebanon, NJ 08833.

Participating Butchers Include:

Game Butchers, John Person

Lebanon (908) 735-4646

57 West Deer Processing

Phillipsburg (908) 319-0984

Bishop’s Market

Whitehouse Station (908) 534-9666

V. Roche and Sons

Whitehouse Station (908) 534-2006

The Hunter’s Butcher

967 Route 524 (Adelphia near Howell) (732) 414-1446

The Buck Stop, Stanley Mihalecz

989 Alvine Rd., Pittsgrove, Salem Co. (856) 794-1281

Butchers will not accept donated deer during the Six-day Firearm Buck Season, from Dec. 3–8, so they can accommodate their regular customers.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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