Nebraska’s Hunters Helping the Hungry program continues to grow
LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska’s Hunters Helping the Hungry (HHH) program continues to grow, as 2016 saw a 23 percent increase in the number of deer donated.
Established in 2012 by the Nebraska Legislature, HHH is a program that provides ground venison to Nebraskans in need. It allows hunters to donate whole field-dressed deer at participating meat processors, food pantries and other charitable organizations. In 2016, a record 528 hunters participated, and Nebraskans received more than 28,000 pounds of venison.
The full report of HHH for 2016 is available at OutdoorNebraska.org/HHH.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission accepts cash donations to pay contracted processors and operate the program. A tax-deductible donation to support the program can be made at http://shopoutdoornebraska.ne.gov, or when purchasing hunting permits.