For I Was Hungry
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Perhaps most surprising are the supportive comments and financial gifts that have been received from those who say they are opposed to hunting…
“I have always been opposed to hunting. It’s upsetting to see animals killed just to grace the walls of hunters’ dens, but your story really got my attention and gave me some hope for all concerned…My husband was really surprised when I told him I wanted to make this donation of $100.”
Do those who receive the meat - particularly in places where eating game meat is no longer common practice - enjoy eating it?
During the meal at a soup kitchen in Baltimore, children, youth and their parents were heard saying things like, “We never get good meat like this!” One little girl proclaimed excitedly, “This is better than the food we ate at the restaurant last night!” The cook was quietly asked about the girl’s comment. “I know that family,” she said. “They eat from the trash dumpsters behind local restaurants.”
FHFH Coordinators work with inspected butcher shops to enable hunters to donate game animals for processing and distribution to food banks and ministries that feed the needy of their communities. FHFH follows the Food Recovery Guidelines published by the FDA and USDA for using game meat to feed the hungry.
Most food banks and ministries will tell you that fresh meat is their most wanted yet least available food resource. According
to Vicki Escarra, past President and CEO of Feeding America,
“Donations of high-protein foods are always needed and the thousands of pounds of meat donated by Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry help us fill this nutritional need for many families facing hunger. I encourage you to support them with your donations of game and dollars.”
Financial support is the primary factor limiting the amount of meat that can be processed and distributed to the hungry. Donations from individuals, churches, businesses, clubs, other organizations, and special fundraising events enable FHFH to cover the entire butchering cost for each donated animal so hunters can donate their harvest free of charge.
God has definitely assembled FHFH to be a ministry with broad appeal among hunters, non-hunters, farmers, ranchers, people of faith, and people with a heart to help those in need.
d if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” (Isaiah 58:10-11)
Our prayer is that all who are associated with FHFH will enjoy the Lord’s strength and favor so that they may continue being a “well-watered garden” and a “spring whose waters never fail” for the hungry of their communities!
For information about becoming an FHFH Coordinator for your community OR to make a tax-deductible contribution, please contact us by phone at 1-866-438-3434 (GET FHFH), email email@example.com
or visit us online at www.fhfh.org
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