FARMERS AND HUNTERS FEEDING THE HUNGRY INC

aka FHFH   |   Williamsport, MD   |  www.fhfh.org

Mission

FHFH feeds the hungry by transforming donated deer, elk and livestock into nutritious meat for food banks and feeding ministries. Nutritious red meat is the most-needed item at food banks and feeding ministries nationwide. FHFH pays to have deer and other big-game donated by hunters processed, packaged and frozen by approved, participating meat cutters. The meat, which is high in protein and low in fat, is distributed free of charge to the food banks and feeding ministries that serve the poor nationwide. FHFH exists to serve the Lord Jesus Christ by feeding the hungry. In the Bible, Isaiah the prophet and Jesus himself lift up feeding the hungry as one of the traits of those who have given their hearts to the Lord.

Ruling year info

2000

Principal Officer

Josh Wilson

Main address

PO Box 323

Williamsport, MD 21795 USA

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EIN

52-2151919

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Christian (X20)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

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Our programs

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Meat for the Hungry

FHFH serves the needy of local communities in 20 states. Local coordinators work with local meat processors and food banks, and oversee the fundraising and promotional campaign for their area. Financial contributions from individuals, churches, businesses, clubs, and other organizations in their area enable FHFH to pay approved local butchers to process and package meat from donated deer and livestock for distribution to food banks and feeding ministries.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Homeless people

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Our results

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Number of meals served or provided

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Meat for the Hungry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Servings for meals are calculated based on the total meat pounds donated, processed and distributed in a given year multiplied by 4 servings per pound (quarter pound servings).

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry provides nutritious, protein-rich meat donated by hunters and farmers to the needy across the United States. Our current goal is to increase the total amount of meat distributed annually to 250,000 pounds - enough for 1 million servings per year.

Our strategy involves raising money to pay qualified, health inspected butcher shops and meat processing plants to process and package deer, elk and livestock donated by hunters and farmers. The meat is then distributed free of charge to local food banks, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and ministries that serve the needy of their communities. These local networks are established and maintained by our volunteers who apply to serve as the coordinators in their counties.

To reach our goal of 1 million servings of meat per year we must: 1) increase the number of volunteer coordinators and participating meat processors, 2) assist our existing coordinators in raising additional funding to expand their capacity.

These strategies can be enacted by continuing to improve and develop the resources provided to our existing volunteer coordinators with regard to raising money, advertising, and promoting their local programs. Increasing the number of volunteer coordinators participating and hunters/farmers donating their harvest can be addressed by leveraging new and existing forms of media and outreach. These include social networking sites, targeted online advertising, and continued use of print media and video productions created by sponsoring companies to introduce Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry to potential volunteers and donors.

Our network includes 90 volunteer coordinators serving in 20 different states, and we have 175 meat processors currently participating in the program. The grassroots nature of our program delivery enables our coordinators to successfully raise funding to pay their local meat processing bills.

We avoid administrative duplication by handling all paperwork, income processing, invoice payment, and other organizational responsibilities through one national office.

We have been able to cultivate positive relationships with food banks, agriculture and grain producer groups, sportsmen's groups, state Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Departments and the hunting/outdoors/shooting sports industries.

The success of the program to date indicates that the format and structure are sound. The only limiting factors are the number of volunteer coordinators, the amount of funding that can be raised to cover the meat processing bills, and the number of deer, elk and livestock that hunters and farmers are willing to donate.

Since 1997 Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry has made significant progress. We have engaged the efforts of hundreds of volunteers who are making a difference in their communities by providing the opportunity for many thousands of hunters and farmers to donate their harvest to feed the needy. To date over 20.5 million servings of meat have been donated, processed and distributed to food banks and feeding ministries.

Financials

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FARMERS AND HUNTERS FEEDING THE HUNGRY INC

Board of directors
as of 06/08/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Andrew Koontz

Correctional Officer

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

John Davidson

Research Scientist

Term: 2020 - 2022

Raymond Shriver

Retired Pastor

Richard Wilson

Retired Teacher / FHFH Founder

Timothy Stahl

Sporting Goods Store Owner

Kris Nyman

Pastor

Organizational demographics

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