Hunters Helping the Hungry

A joint initiative of the hunting community and Feed Nova Scotia

Hunters Helping the Hungry is a joint initiative of the hunting community and Feed Nova Scotia, where hunters can donate a portion of their deer/moose or bear meat to help support Nova Scotians who access food banks with a protein-rich food source. For every 1 kilogram of meat donated, Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers & Hunters will donate $1 to Feed Nova Scotia up to $1,000!

In 2022, hunters donated 976 kilograms to the program. That’s an incredible 9,760 servings of protein for Nova Scotians. Over the 17 years since the program began, hunters have generously donated a total of 14,948 kilograms and that translates into 149,480 servings of protein.  

How does the program work?
1. Hunter registers deer/bear/moose
2. Hunter takes deer/bear/moose to a licensed participating meat cutter  
3. Complete your order request with name and wildlife resource card number and advise the meat cutter how much you wish to donate.
4. Feed Nova Scotia picks up donations from licensed meat cutters and distributes them to food banks.

Note: Processing is at hunter's expense.  

How can I get involved?
Contact a participating licensed meat cutter.  

How much can I donate?
We will gladly accept any amount. 

Are there any guidelines for donating deer and moose meat?
Yes. Participating meat cutters will ensure the meat has been handled properly to ensure food safety.  

Thanks to our partners: Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers & Hunters, The Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change, Environmental Health & Food Safety Branch and The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, Wildlife Division.