Share the Harvest allows deer hunters the opportunity to donate a deer or a portion of a deer to Missourians in need. Doing so provides healthy, nutritious meat to individuals or families that otherwise may do without.
In Conservation Federation Podcast: Episode 20, Brandon Butler discusses the Share the Harvest program with Darren Haverstick (Chair of CFM Share the Harvest Committee), Travis McLain (MDC Protection Programs Specialist), Scott Baker (State Director, Feeding Missouri), and Tyler Schwartze (CFM Events Manager).
The crew covers the importance of fighting hunger across Missouri, and how valuable Share the Harvest is to doing so. They all discuss what it means to them as hunters to donate to this incredible program.
“Hunters have traditionally been providers for their community. Through Share the Harvest, this continues. Hunters are able to share the bounty of wild game with those who might go hungry otherwise. It’s an incredible opportunity to make a positive impact on society. I hope you will join me and donate to Share the Harvest this fall,” said Brandon Butler, CFM Executive Director.
Thousands of Missouri deer hunters donated more than 289,200 pounds of venison to the program last deer season – including nearly 5,600 whole white-tailed deer. Since the program was started in 1992, Share the Harvest has provided nearly 4-million pounds of venison. That equates to millions and millions of meals served on plates of fellow Missourians.
For much more information on Share the Harvest and great conversation about what the program means to both hunters and recipients of the meat, check out this episode of the podcast.