As of November 11th, the first food pantry donations for the 2020 Hunt for Hunger effort had been delivered. David Neier and his grandfather, Adam, delivered 300 pounds of processed dear meat to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in New Melle, and another 300 pounds were delivered to the River Oaks Food Pantry in Foristell.
Hunt for Hunger was started 3 years ago by David Neier, then a 9-year old student at Daniel Boone Elementary School in New Melle. An avid hunter, David made a decision to donate his deer to help area families who were struggling. He went on to encourage friends, family and other hunters in his community to do the same, and eventually partnered with the Share the Harvest / Operation Food Search program. Now after 3-years 15,500 lbs. of pure venison for the people in St. Charles and Warren counties has been donated through Hunt for Hunger/Share the Harvest.
Hunters who would like to participate this year can drop off FIELD DRESSED deer at Josephville Meat Processing, 1363 Josephville Road, Wentzville, MO, 636-327-5455. There is NO CHARGE to the hunter. Simply tell them its for the HUNT for HUNGER/ SHARE the HARVEST program.
If you are not a hunter, but would like to help, simply contact the processor and let them know you would like to donate ground beef. No amount is too small. The ground beef will be distributed to the area pantries with the venison. For more information follow along on facebook at Hunt for Hunger.
Food Pantry volunteers Joe and Debbie Willis, and Tim Holmes with
David Neier (center) and Adam Neier (far right) at the
St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in New Melle.