The Wyoming Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program was created in an effort to connect hunters and meat processors with charitable food organizations to provide high quality nutrition to community members in need. This program builds on a foundation of conservation stewards and meat processors who are looking to give back to local communities by sharing the harvest and further cultivating meaningful connections across Wyoming.
Where to find us:
Sheridan Meat Market
1745 South Sheridan Ave
Here’s how it works:
There are two methods of donating to the Hunters for the Hungry program listed below. Please confirm with your processor which method they are offering as a participant in the program. All portions of donated game meat must be marked as “wild game”, “not for sale”, and be marked with a donated sticker or stamp.
A. Whole Animal
I. Hunters can donate their whole animal to Hunters for the Hungry free of charge
*AS FUNDING ALLOWS
II. Hunters may donate their whole animal and receive a partial rebate to cover 50% of the processing costs at any time.
III. Meat will be placed in a designated freezer or freezer space.
B. Pound or Pack
I. Hunters may donate portions of their harvest after the whole animal has been processed.
II. At the time of pick up, hunters will be able to select portions of their processed animal to be donated to the Hunters for the Hungry program.
III. Hunters will be responsible for normal processing fees.
IV. Meat will be placed in a designated freezer or freezer space.
*Please note that animals being donated to the program must be in good condition, having been cared for properly from field to processing plant, with all necessary license and tag information accompanying the animal at time of processing. The processor may refuse a donation at any time if they deem the animal unfit for donation to the program. All animals may be subject to state testing for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
Getting Meat Where It Needs To Go
- Processors will be connected with charitable food organization(s) within their area to provide meat to community organizations helping individuals in need.
- WWF will provide volunteers and coolers to transport meat to hunger relief organization. This local volunteer will ensure that meat in picked up and transported in a timely and efficient manner.
Hunters For The Hungry Freezers
- If storage space is limited, WWF will provide a freezer designated for meat donated to the program. Hunters can simply place meat labeled as “donated” in this freezer or designated freezer space and WWF will coordinate pick up and delivery when space is full.
Hunter Rebate Form
*Hunters may be reimbursed at a rate of 50% of processing costs for whole animal donations only.
A. To receive reimbursement, hunters must include a receipt from the processor and completed rebate form found at the processing plant OR print and fill out the form HERE.
B. Please mail receipt and rebate form to:
Wyoming Wildlife Federation Attn. H4H
PO Box 1312 Lander, WY 82520
(We will include your original receipt with your rebate)
A special thank you to YETI Coolers for providing premium quality coolers to help with the transport of game meat from field, to processor, to charitable food organization. We can’t thank you enough for your support and encouragement.
For more information or to become a volunteer contact Landon Blanchard at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Issues Addressed
Each Program that Wyoming Wildlife Federation runs affects a variety of different conservation Issues. Click on an Issue to find out more about it.