Hunters, meat processors, food banks, help provide thousands of meals to poor

TONGANOXIE -- With the help of hunters, meat processors, and private donors, Kansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry (KSHFH) annually provides thousands of meals to those in need.

The Kansas deer firearm season -- Dec. 3-14 this year -- is the busiest time for the organization. Hunters donate hundreds of deer and occasionally an elk or even a bison. The organization supplies meat to nearly 100 food banks across the state through cooperating meat processors.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks makes it easy to help. When outdoorsmen and women buy licenses, permits, or stamps, they can donate $2 to support this program, which the agency collects for KSHFH.

To find the nearest meat processor involved in this program, go online to and click on "Lockers."