Hunters for the Hungry in Texas



Texas Hunters for the Hungry

Texas has a program where hunters can help the less fortunate by providing venison for their tables. The statewide wild game donation program is called Hunters for the Hungry and allows sportsmen to provide a healthy source of protein to Texans in need.

The mission of the Hunters for the Hungry is to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in Texas, provide a meaningful outlet for hunters wishing to help their communities, and to promote stewardship of the environment through sensible wildlife management plans.

So, how does Hunters for the Hungry work? Well, hunters bring their tagged, legally harvested deer to a participating meat processor, and pay a nominal fee to cover basic processing costs. The meat processor grinds the venison into burger, packages and stores it for local food assistance providers to pick up.

A deer processing fee of about $35 helps to cover the costs of the processor’s equipment, labor, and other expenses. The processing fee may be tax deductible for the hunter, but consult a tax advisor for more information. The processor provides a receipt for such purpose.


The deer meat will then be donated to the Hunters for the Hungry program and is distributed to families and individuals in need through local food assistance providers such as food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens, etc.

Charitable food assistance agencies in Texas seeking Hunters for the Hungry donations should contact TACAA at (800) 992-9767, ext. 506, to learn more. Individuals in need of food assistance, should phone 211 or visit 211texas.org for help. Hunters for the Hungry participating meat processors by city are listed below. If there is a notation after the business listing it denotes that thier charge may be above the customary $30 to $40 charge and they have special requirement for game.

Hunters for the Hungry Processors by County:

ABILENE Stephens Wild Game Processing 4132 Vine (325) 695-4868
ABILENE The Deer Shop 4535 Iberis Rd (325) 260-4364
ALBANY Escalon’s Buck ‘N Hog 6490 Highway 180 W. (325) 762-3800
AQUILLA R & R Processing 164 HCR 2218 (254) 694-2801
AUSTIN Hudson’s Sausage Company 1800 S. Congress (512) 445-6611; Skinned & quartered preferred, Over $35 skin on
AUSTIN Texas Sausage Company 2915 East 12th Street (512) 472-6707; Skinned & quartered only
BALLINGER Owen’s Deer Processing 500 Hutchings Avenue (325) 365-2430
BAYTOWN Going Custom Slaughter & Deer Proc 6813 East Wallisville Rd (281) 421-2237
BELLVILLE Bellville Meat Market 36 S Front (979) 865-5782
BOERNE Farmer’s Meat Market 342 N Main (830) 249-8063; Skinned & quartered preferred, Over $35 skin on
BOGATA Rivercrest FFA 4126 US Hwy 271 S (903) 632-5989; Skinned deer only
BRADY Brady Co-op Locker 113 Elm St (325) 597-2440; Over $35
BRECKENRIDGE Ray’s Grocery & Market 1117 West Walker (254) 559-2341
BRONTE B & K Deer Processing 114 N Washington (325) 473-4015
BROWNWOOD Perks Deer Proc & Cold Storage 5100 FM 2126 (325) 643-5022
BURLESON Lee Deer Processing 7164 Drury Cross Road (817) 561-1975
CALDWELL Texas Chaw & Meat Products 1109 Commerce St. (979) 567-7448
CANADIAN Scroggins’ Meat Processing 620 North 2nd (806) 323-6231; Over $35
CASTROVILLE Dziuk’s Meat Market 608 Hwy 90 West (830) 538-3082
CASTROVILLE R & R Alsatian Sausage & Products 1034 Country Lane (830) 931-2430
CISCO Rust Deer Plant 8913 Hwy 6 East (254) 442-1653
CLEVELAND Reed’s Meat Processing 7187 FM 1010 (281) 689-0253
CLIFTON Big Buck Meat Market and Deer Proc 814 N. Avenue G (254) 675-2825
CLUTE Brazoswood High School 302 W Brazoswood Dr (979) 730-7300 X 29329; Skinned & quartered only
CLYDE Lone Wolf Wild Game Processing 3573 S. FM 604 (325) 893-3003
COLEMAN Halls Custom Packing 3500 Hwy 84 North (325) 625-4813
CROSS PLAINS Cross Plains Frozen Food 125 N Avenue D (254) 725-7571
DANBURY C & R Smokehouse 1722 Avenue C (979) 922-1048
DEKALB Dekalb FFA 101Maple (903) 667-2061; Skinned & quartered only
DETROIT Detroit Locker Plant 105 Garner St (903) 674-6911
DILLEY Sou-Tex Sausage Company 701 W. Hwy 85 (830) 426-6527
D’HANIS The Country Mart 7390 CR 525 (830) 363-7286
DUBLIN Clay’s Processing & Smokehouse 111 West Elm St. (254) 445-4180
FAIRFIELD J & S Meat Processing 180 FM 833 E (903) 389-6169
FORT STOCKTON Miller Meat Company 1013 North Nelson (432) 336-2979
FREDERICKSBURG Hill Country Deer Processing 2162 N US Hwy 87 (830) 997-6043; Over $35
GARLAND David’s Meat Market, Inc. 4010 N Jupiter Rd. (972) 495-8315; Skinned deer only
GOREE Trainham Ice & Meat 205 N. 5th Street (940) 422-5321
GRANBURY C & J Butcher Shop 400 South Morgan Street (817) 579-8077
HAMILTON Hamilton Quality Meats 1205 S Rice (254) 386-4646; Over $35
HARPER LDR Processing and Meat Market 16656 Hwy 290 West (830) 669-2024; Over $35
HEBBRONVILLE Coronado’s Wild Game Proc 911 N Elm (361) 527-2500
HELOTES Schott’s Meat Processing 20145 Bandera Road (210) 695-5411
HOOKS Hooks FFA 401 Ave A (903) 547-2215; Skinned deer only
HOUSTON Clear Lake Cuts – CCISD 2929 Bay Area Blvd (281) 284-2093; Skinned deer only
IMPERIAL Buena Vista High Imperial FFA 208 N Lincoln (432) 536-2261; Skinned deer preferred
INGRAM Woodbury Taxidermy & Wildgame 3286 Junction Hwy (830) 367-5855
JASPER Jasper Quality Meats Inc. 549 E. Gibson (409) 384-9924; Over $35
JOHNSON CITY Harvest House Farms 506 North Nugent (830) 868-7253; Over $35
KATY Midway Food Market 5901 Highway Blvd (281) 391-3101
KEMP C & D Game Processing 29085 CR 2100 (903) 498-3411
KERRVILLE Milton Bernhard Meat Processing 2920 Junction Hwy (830) 367-2995
KINGSVILLE Hibler Wild Game Inc. 207 E 5th St (361) 221-9747; Over $35
KOUNTZE Kountze High School 1488 FM 1293 (409) 246-3474; Skinned deer preferred
LAREDO JW Nixon High School FFA 2000 Plum (956) 795-3849 EXT 163; Skinned deer only
LAREDO Ruiz Custom Meats 2119 Lyon St (956) 724-3013; Over $35
LLANO Miiller’s Llano Smokehouse 705 W. Young (325) 247-4450; Over $35
MARBLE FALLS Hill Country Fine Meats 1405 State St (830) 693-7024; Over $35
MENARD Ranch House Meat Company 303 San Saba St (325) 396-4536
MERIDIAN Meridian Frozen Food Locker 112 East Morgan (254) 435-2803
MERIDIAN Samples Ranch 12089 State Hwy 22 (254) 597-7750
MIDLAND Clark’s and Winford’s Meat Co. 6002 South Hwy 349 (432) 686-8123; Skinned & quartered preferred
MUENSTER Fischer’s Meat Market 304 N Main (940) 759-4211
MUENSTER Walterscheid Meat Company 605 N. Mesquite (940) 759-2744
NEEDVILLE Lad’s Smokehouse & Catering 3731 School Rd (979) 793-6210
NEW BRAUNFELS Granzin’s Meat Market 1644 Old Mcqueeney Rd (830) 625-3510
NEW BRAUNFELS The Rust Game Place 1778 South Hwy 46 (830) 608-1910
NEW ULM Eckermann’s Meat Market 2543 FM 1457 (979) 836-8858
PERRYTON Big 4 Packing 1602 S. Cedar (806) 435-5679; Over $35
PILOT POINT Golden Triangle Meat Plant 203 South Jefferson (940) 686-2456
POST Jackson Brothers Food Locker 121 South Ave H (806) 495-3245
RAYMONDVILLE Rudy’s Meat Market 588 N 10th (956) 689-2186
RIVERSIDE Tallent Sausage & Grocery FM 980 and Hwy 19 (936) 594-2591
ROANOKE Syracuse’s Custom Meats 13794 Old Denton Rd. (817) 379-2230
SAN ANGELO J’s Processing 7000 US Hwy 277 S (325) 651-6175
SAN ANTONIO Broadway Frozen Food Lockers 875 E. Ashby Place, Ste. 3000 (210) 226-3189
SAN SABA Hibler Family Processing 103 E. Wallace (325) 372-5195
SANTA ANNA Santa Anna Wild Game Proc. 503 Wallis Avenue (325) 348-9171
SANTA FE Doreck & Sons Packing Co. 4101 FM 646 North (409) 925-6611
SCHULENBURG Willie Joe’s Processing 2220 Krischke (979) 561-8272
SEYMOUR Bayco Services 205 E McLain (940) 889-2424; Over $35
SLATON Klemke’s Sausage Haus 255 West Garza (806) 828-5394; Over $35
SNOOK Slovacek Sausage Company Hwy 60 West (979) 272-8625
SPRINGTOWN Goober’s Deer Processing LLC 2127 E Hwy 199 (817) 444-1414
THROCKMORTON Escalon’s Buck ‘N Hog 308 S. Reynolds Avenue (940) 849-0656
TYLER Lynch’s Food Store 3400 East Fifth St. (903) 593-1521
UVALDE Uvalde Meat Market & Processing 508 South Wood St. (830) 278-6247
VICTORIA Country Slaughter House 3857 Burroughsville Rd (361) 573-9043; Over $35
VICTORIA Harwell’s Custom Processing 7804 FM 236 (361) 575-5120
WACO Fulton’s Quality Meats 1400 N. Robinson Dr. (254) 662-5608
WEATHERFORD Teel’s Custom Meats 1820 N. Main St. (817) 613-0095
WHITE DEER Clint & Sons Main St (806) 883-7831; Over $35
WILLOW CITY Rabke’s Table Ready Meats 3875 Eckert Rd (830) 685-3266
WINK Home Smoked Meat Processing 402 N Monahans Dr (432) 527-3991
WINNIE Harrington Packing Company 344 Best Rd (409) 296-9794
ZEPHYR M & M Deer Processing 4300 CR 278 (325) 739-2211


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