As of Dec. 3rd, 2018, the Hunt for Hunger program had raised 6,000 pounds of venison for area food pantries this year!
Started in 2016 by then 9-year old David Neier, the program, through Share the Harvest and Operation Food Search, lets hunters donate deer meat to area food pantries at no charge. In 2017, 1500 pounds of venison was donated to food pantries in New Melle and Foristell. This year, 6,000 pounds has been donated to food pantries in New Melle, Foristell, Wentzville, O’Fallon, Harvester and St. Charles, and to the Salvation Army. David is hoping to reach 7000 pounds by year end.
For his efforts, David recently received a letter of recognition from St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann, and a Missouri State House of Representatives Resolution from State Rep. Bryan Spencer. Congratulations, David! And thank you to everyone who has helped support his cause, including Dan’s Country Meats and Josephville Processing.
David with Teresa Waddington and Ralph Biddy at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, New Melle.
Joe Schneider accepts a donation at St. Patrick’s in Wentzville from David and his grandfather, Adam.
David and his grandfather, Adam, (left) with Salvation Army volunteers.