Community Interest

Hunt for Hunger 2021

It’s that time of year when hunters are getting excited about the upcoming deer season and Hunt for Hunger is getting ready for hopefully another successful year.  Hunt for Hunger was started 4 years ago by David Neier, then a 9-year-old student at Daniel Boone Elementary School in New Melle. 


He was very concerned when he realized that children in our community were going to bed hungry.  An avid hunter, he decided to donate his deer to help those families.  He went on to encourage friends, family and other hunters in his community to do the same.  David went door to door within the New Melle area and began his “Hunt for Hunger” campaign.  After contacting the Share the Harvest /Operation Food Search program, they were so inspired by his hard work and compassion that they allowed him to join their efforts to allow hunters to donate their deer at NO COST to the hunter!!! With the help and support of Dan’s Country Meats and Share the Harvest, they were able to process and deliver 1,500 pounds of venison to local pantries that had never received venison before.

In 4-years, 19,500 lbs. of pure venison has been donated through Hunt for Hunger/Share the Harvest for St. Charles County. 

David is a 13-year-old in  8th grade attending Francis Howell Middle School.  Covid-19 has had a huge impact on all of us and the pantries are feeling the pressure.  Many people are finding it difficult to provide food for their families due to layoffs or job loss.  CWD testing has also had an impact on donations.  David, however, feels more strongly than ever that we can all make a difference in our community by participating in the Hunt for Hunger/Share the Harvest program.  He is once again counting on the local hunters to get out and enjoy the sport they love and hopefully give back to their communities. 

For those who would like to participate, you simply have to drop off your FIELD DRESSED deer to the processor listed below.  Please remember there is NO CHARGE to the hunter and let them know it's for the HUNT for HUNGER/ SHARE the HARVEST program.   You can also check with your local meat processor.  Just make sure you ask them if they participate in the Hunt for Hunger/Share the Harvest program. If you are not a hunter but would like to help, Hunt for Hunger has added another option.  Simply contact the processor and let them know you would like to donate ground beef.  Remember, no amount is too small.  It then will be distributed to the area pantries with the venison.

Please consider helping the Hunt for Hunger/Share the Harvest Program your neighbors are counting on you.  Good luck on a successful hunting season and stay safe!  For more information, contact David Neier or Cathy Neier at 636-299-3291 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can follow along on Facebook at Hunt for Hunger.

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Josephville Meat Market
1363 Josephville Road
Wentzville, MO 63385