Are you a hunter? Share your extra venison this year through the Hunters Sharing the Harvest (HSH) donation program. You can donate a portion of venison, or the whole deer. An average-sized deer will provide enough highly-nutritious, low-cholesterol meat for up to 200 meals.
To donate your venison and help feed those in need in northwest Pennsylvania, simply visit HSH participating butchers in your area who coordinate meat deliveries with Second Harvest. Second Harvest then redistributes the venison across our network of 297 member agencies to organizations such as food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters. Each year, approximately 2,000 pounds of venison is delivered to help feed the hungry in our community.
Meat Processors in Northwest Pennsylvania
690 Rich Valley Road
Emporium, PA 15834
Jason Monn’s Buck Stop Deer Processing
2689 Port Matilda Highway
5102 Fisher Road
Conneautville, PA 16406
Scott’s Custom Deer Processing
212 S. Main Street
Albion, PA 16401
Pacileo’s Great Lakes Deer Processing
8890 Wattsburg Road
Erie, PA 16509
About Hunters Sharing the Harvest
The Hunter’s Sharing the Harvest venison donation program has coordinated the processing and distribution of donated wild game from hunters and municipal herd reduction sources to hungry people throughout Pennsylvania since 1991. This sportsmen-inspired community service outreach effectively channels this wholesome venison product via an integrated network of approved deer processors and food banks down to the most local charitable provider organizations in our urban and rural communities. HSH has evolved as a respected partner with deer management practices throughout the Commonwealth.
The HSH program has developed into the preferred nationally-recognized model many other states have now replicated. From its inception, HSH was founded as the signature mechanism for Pennsylvania hunters to demonstrate their own personal and compassionate decision for helping those low-income individuals and families with extra venison. Many wildlife management units in Pennsylvania offer multiple deer tags, longer seasons and special hunting opportunities that result in extra deer being donated by hunters.
HSH remains as the most effective social-service program conduit for hunters and wildlife managers to directly make a difference, often from actions that take place in the fields and forests. In an average hunting season, the HSH program’s goal is to channel about 100,000 pounds of processed venison annually through the state’s 20 regional food banks; who then re-distribute to more than 4,000 local provider charities such as food pantries, missions, homeless shelters, Salvation Army facilities and churches as well as families.
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