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If you are a hunter and would like to donate to this program through Feeding Texas, please click here.

Due to state and federal health regulations,
​Ranchers for the Hungry and Hunters for the Hungry is not able to accept donations of feral hog.

Hunters for the Hungry is a statewide hunger relief program that gives hunters an opportunity to give back to their community by donating their surplus venison meat to Texans in need.

Through this program, hunters can drop off legally tagged, field-dressed whitetail or mule deer to participating meat processors. Partner processors then prepare the venison for distribution through participating area food banks, such as The South Texas Food Bank.

Feeding Texas estimates that approximately 2.5 million pounds of lean, healthy venison has been distributed to food insecure families through their food bank network since 1997.


Here is how you can participate:


  • Bringing your legally tagged, field-dressed white tail or mule deer to a participating meat processor. There is no cost to you! Please note that due to state and federal health regulations, Hunters for the Hungry is unable to accept feral hog donations.

  • When you purchase your Texas hunting license, you can choose to make a monetary donation to Hunters for the Hungry. Your donation helps cover processing fees.



  • You can register as participating processor with the South Texas Food Bank. Upon approval, you will be advertised on our website and promotional materials for the program. Before opening day of hunting season, partner processors will receive donation receipts, two-pound chub packs for donated venison and promotional materials.


Processors are reimbursed at a market rate that is negotiated in an annual Hunters for the Hungry agreement with the Food Bank.


Other Ways:

  • Anyone can financially support the program with a monetary donation. All donations help Hunters for the Hungry promote their program and cover the costs of processing donated deer meat. Donate today!


If you are a hunter or rancher and are interested in donating or would like more information, please call Albert Garza, Director of Operations at 956-726-3120 or send him a message at:

Program Supervisor: Hugo Flores
Jim Hogg County Area: Leslie Benavides
Zapata County Area: Romeo Salinas

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