259, 414 lbs of venison was donated to Share The Harvest program by deer hunters of Missouri. Also included in the donations were 4,855 whole deer. The donated deer meat goes to local food banks and food pantries to help feed hungry Missourians all around the state.

Since the program was started in 1992, Share the Harvest has provided more than 4 million pounds of lean, healthy venison to help feed hungry Missourians, including this past season’s donations and 289,292 pounds of venison donated the year before.

The National Institutes of Health state that children need protein in their diets for proper growth and development, and adults need it to maintain good health. Yet many Missourians can't afford or can't get to good sources of protein. Through Share the Harvest, Missouri hunters can help provide those in need with high-quality protein in the form of naturally lean, locally harvested deer meat.

To get Share the Harvest venison, contact local food banks or food pantries.