The National Shooting Sports Foundation was curious about the amount of meat donated by hunters. They commissioned Mile Creek Communications to conduct a survey to find out. What was proven with the survey was that 11 million meals were created by the 2.8 million lbs of venison donated by hunters.
Some hunters will have the meat processed and meal ready when donating, while others donate to organizations that take care of all the processing.
"These contributions are just one way hunting and hunters are important to our way of life in America. Learning about these impressive figures makes me proud to be a hunter. I have donated game meat during the past year, and I urge my fellow hunters to strongly consider sharing their harvest," said Stephen L. Sanetti, president and CEO of NSSF.
Broken down throughout the regions the largest donations came from the Midwest and the South. Even the regions with smaller donations made a lot of meals for those less fortunate. From NSSF.org .