The Healing Place, and How You Can Help Kentucky Hunters for The Hungry

Hunters for the Hungry is a program whereby we raise money all year long to give to processors to process venison that’s donated by hunters around the state and then picked up by either local food bank or charity, who then disseminate it to those in need around the state.

The healing place is Kentucky’s largest social model recovery program for long term residential substance abuse treatment for men and women. We rely on the community support. We love to get donations from the various community resources and that’s why the donations from Hunters for the Hungry are so important. Through donations like this we can enhance the quality of our meal menus on a daily basis.

There are three ways that people can help us. One, of course, is donating a deer, two is by donating funding to help us process the deer. People can go to our website where there’s a PayPal button and make a donation, which is tax deductible. We encourage individuals and corporations, sportsmen’s clubs, churches, or anybody who wants to help to donate. We would really appreciate that. And thirdly, landowners that have excess deer, especially if they have crop depredation they can contact us through our website. We have a program called Whitetail Access and we have hunters that have signed up to help take some of those deer. They can then donate them to KY Hunters for the Hungry to be used to further our mission.

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Hunters for the Hungry – LIFESTYLE, Owensboro Living

Hunters for the Hungry was formed. A grassroots effort that began in 1988 and formally incorporated in 2000, the organization has funded the processing of deer for use by various non-profit organizations for over 20 years.

“In general, each harvested deer yields, on average, 40 pounds of ground venison,” said Jeremy Shiflet, regional director for Kentucky Hunters for Hungry and Daviess County resident. “We then estimate that four servings are provided by each pound of processed venison.”

As the regional director of the organization, Shiflet is responsible for identifying processors and partnerships that would be beneficial to the nonprofit, as well as identifying organizations that would benefit from assistance with KHFH. Shiflet also facilitates the distribution of the processed venison to local food banks and help offices.

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Organization asks for deer donations to feed hungry

LOUISVILLE, KY. (KT) — Roger LaPointe has seen God’s hand in using deer hunters to help meet food needs in the commonwealth.

Now, he and Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry (KHFH) are asking hunters to participate in a program where they can hunt and help in a statewide hunger relief program at the same time.

LaPointe is executive director of KHFH, a charitable, volunteer-run organization of hunters and conservationists that encourages hunters to harvest and donate deer each season.

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FOCUS: More on the hunt during pandemic

HODGENVILLE, KY. — In the age of COVID, there has been less for Kentuckians to do and worse the pandemic has put a lot of people out of work.

Low income or no income has forced them to trim the fat on spending, including at the grocery store meat counter.

It’s part of the reason the state believes folks are hunting more in the commonwealth.

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Hunters step up to feed families as pandemic increases need for food banks

COVID-19 has taken a major bite out of the economy and budgets for families so Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry is filling the need.

LOUISVILLE, KY. — You don’t have to look hard to see that our area has more than an abundance of deer. In a year when more people than ever are relying on food banks to get by hunters are stepping up to fill a need.

Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry is looking to fill more donations than ever before as food pantries, food banks and soup kitchens see more requests due to the pandemic.

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Restocking The Food Pantry

Working Friday to restock the Adair County Food Pantry are Jace Partin, the nine year old son of John and Karen Partin, and Robert Flowers, Pantry volunteer.

An additional 550 pounds of venison burger donated by local hunters and processed by Fairplay Meat Processing and Sano Meats was delivered to the Adair County Food Pantry and Joy Ministries.

Total deliveries now exceed 2000 pounds of nutritious and lean burger to be used for feeding the hungry in our local community. Processing is paid for by KY Hunters For The Hungry. Donations to KHFH can be made at

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Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry Program Aims to Alleviate Hunger

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Hunters in Jefferson County are trying to make this special time of year a little brighter for less fortunate Kentuckians.

The Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry (KHFH) is a statewide hunger relief program dedicated to providing a healthy source of protein to needy Kentuckians.

KHFH’s mission is to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in Kentucky by processing and distributing venison to those in need, to provide an outlet for hunters to help their communities, and to promote environmental stewardship through wildlife management.

KHFH administers the “Kentucky Whitetail Access” program. The program matches hunters with landowners, mostly often farmers, who are in need of deer population control on their property. KHFH receives the deer taken under the program.

Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry was founded in 2000. In recent years, the average annual donated harvest has risen to 60,000 to 70,000 pounds of processed venison, an amount that translates to 560,000 meals.

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