The North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry, Inc (NCHFTH) is a voluntary, nonprofit corporation which exists for the following purposes:
To provide venison from North Carolina licensed meat processors to food relief organizations for the purpose of feeding the hungry people of North Carolina.
To compensate North Carolina licensed meat processors for processing legally harvested deer into venison burger.
To encourage North Carolina hunters to donate legally harvested deer to NC. Licensed meat processors.
To seek resources of revenue to compensate NC licensed meat processors.
To encourage the formation of individual chapters throughout North Carolina.
America’s deer population, which numbered 20 million in 1990, has increased to 34 million in 2000. (1.25 million in N.C.)
Crop damage sustained by farmers and deer-auto collisions have risen dramatically.
The NC and other state Wildlife Resources Commissions have increased the harvest limits.
Hunting was found to be the only cost effective method of controlling and maintaining a stable deer population.
These factors have resulted in a surplus of nutritious venison that can be utilized to help feed the hungry in North Carolina.