Each year, more than 8.1 million meals of venison are donated to the needy from Hunters for the Hungry and supported by the NRA. The venison is donated by hunters who want to share their excess …
Each year, more than 8.1 million meals of venison are donated to the needy from Hunters for the Hungry and supported by the NRA. The venison is donated by hunters who want to share their excess harvest. The primary objective of Hunters for the Hungry is to help provide food for needy people and non-profit organizations that support the same goals as the NRA.
Since 1991, Hunters for the Hungry has supplied hundreds of thousands of pounds of venison to homeless shelters, soup kitchens and food banks across the United States. The deer are accepted by professional meat cutters who cut, wrap and freeze the venison. The venison is then distributed at no cost to the needy.
The NRA is one of the nation’s leading promoters of Hunters for the Hungry as a charitable organization, working closely with state programs and affiliates, connecting interested individuals with programs in their area and creating public awareness through education, fundraising and publicity. The NRA website helps connect hunters to processors, the NRA is also one of the largest funders of the movement, having given away more than $650,000 over the years to help process game and provide families with food.
The top five states for venison donations to Hunters for the Hungry are Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Pennsylvania Hunters Sharing the Harvest is the largest of all the organizations supporting Hunters for the Hungry. Last year Pennsylvania donated 235,532 pounds of venison processed from 6,201 deer and four elk.
The NRA does its part supporting the Pennsylvania group via the Great American Outdoor Show based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, along with a sizable contribution from the NRA Hunters Leadership Forum. Additionally, the state of Virginia has emerged as a leader in the Hunters for the Hungry movement, with a solid network that has been in operation since 1991.
To learn how to contribute venison to Hunters for the Hungry go to: hfth.nra.org.
Alaska Suports the 2nd Amendment!
Alaska’s Governor Mike Dunleavy (R) signed House Bill 61 into law, marking the first major pro-Second Amendment legislation passed in Alaska in the last decade.
House Bill 61 sponsored by Speaker Kathy Tilton and backed by the NRA, is a groundbreaking law that safeguards the rights of firearm businesses and gun owners during states of emergency. The bill prohibits state and local government entities from closing lawful firearm businesses or restricting individuals access to firearms, ammunition and component parts during declared states of emergency.
The law provides a critical protective shield for everyone’s fundamental rights during states of emergency, reinforcing the core principles of the Second Amendment. It not only supports gun owners but also ensures legal recourse for those who experience unjust infringements on these rights.
The NRA applauds Governor Dunleavy for his unwavering support of the Second Amendment and for signing this important legislation into law.
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