Hunters for the Hungry promote two main programs. In the fall, Hunters for the Hungry sponsors “Clean Out Your Freezer Day” which encourages hunters to donate frozen game to clear their freezer before the upcoming hunting season. Then, throughout the hunting season, hunters are encouraged to donate a deer to our “Freshly-Harvested Game Program”. The deer are processed at no cost to the hunter if brought to Hunters for the Hungry designated processor. See our list of participating processor on our website.
Hunters for the Hungry became a part of the Food Bank’s Lagniappe du Coeur (Extra From the Heart) program, Louisiana’s first prepared and perishable food rescue program. The Food Bank provides a place to store the game and fish, and they distribute the bounty to the needy in the eleven-parish areas they serve. The Hunters for the Hungry Louisiana Program has collected more than 150,000 pounds of game and fish since its inception in the 1990’s.