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Delaware's Sportsmen Against Hunger Program:
 Sharing Good Fortune With Those in Need


Drop-off location and participating butcher shop map 

Venison packages processed for the Sportsman Against Hunger program by Sussex Community Corrections CenterDuring the deer seasons, the Delaware Sportsmen Against Hunger program encourages hunters to share their harvest by donating venison to Delawareans in need. The venison is distributed by DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife to more than 30 charitable organizations throughout the state.

The Delaware Sportsmen Against Hunger chapter was formed in 1992 by a coalition of sporting groups, with DNREC as the primary sponsor. In the 2013-2014 hunting season, 21,223 pounds of venison were donated and distributed, providing more than 100,000 meals for the hungry. Over the past 20 years, the program has provided more than than 1.7 million meals for needy Delawareans.

Hunters who are not lucky enough to harvest a deer are encouraged to help by donating money to the project. Funds donated are used to pay for direct program expenses and to buy additional food. No donations are used for administrative expenses.

Deer Donation Locations

  • Augustine Wildlife Area (New Castle County) 303 N. Congress Street, Port Penn, DE 19731

  • Woodland Beach Wildlife Area (Kent County) 4876 Hay Point Landing Road, Smyrna, DE 19977

  • Norman G. Wilder (Kent County) 782 Kersey Road, Viola, DE 19979

  • Fish & Wildlife's Milford Mosquito Control Office,1161 Airport Road, Milford, DE  19963

  • Redden State Forest (Sussex County) 18074 Redden Forrest Drive, Georgetown, DE 19947

  • Assawoman Wildlife Area (Sussex County) 37604 Mulberry Landing Road, Frankford, DE 19945

  • Trap Pond State Park (Sussex County) 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956

  • Gumboro Community Center (Sussex County) 36849 Millsboro Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966

Sportsmen Against Hunger participating butcher shops2014-2015.

For more information or to volunteer, contact:
Wayne Lehman: 302-284-1077 (Kent and New Castle Counties)
Rob Gano: 302-539-3160 (Sussex County)
To request brochures, contact Wayne Lehman: 302-284-1077

Organizations wishing to receive donated venison, please contact:
The Sportsmen Against Hunger Program: 302-739-9912

Organizations Receiving Donated Venison

New Castle County

Amazing Grace/U.S. Food Rescue      322-4995
Gateway House-Wilmington      571-8885
Giving to the Homeless      650-7746
Saint. John’s Evangelical Church      368-7394
Sunday Breakfast Mission      652-8314
Union United Methodist Church      322-3118


  Kent County

Faith Baptist Church      222-3031
Faith Community Church      697-1673
Helping Hands Food Bank      539-6768
Helping Hands Ministry      270-9335
House of Pride      677-0116
Milford Church of God      422-9138
Murphy School      734-7478
Second Baptist Church      674-2242
Serenity Place      674-8036
Seventh Day Adventist Church      674-3680
The Salvation Army Shelters      678-9551
The Shepherd Place      678-1909
Whatcoat Shelter      734-3655

Sussex County

Blessings Unlimited      238-7370
Christian Storehouse      934-8151
Casa San Francisco      684-8708
Emanuel House      934-1442
Harvest Ministries      846-3001
Home of the Brave      424-1681
Midway Assembly of God      645-6251
Nanticoke Church      629-3664         
Saint Phillip’s Lutheran Church      995-2147
Seaford Community Closet      629-9474
Seaford Missions      629-8824
Selbyville Food Pantry      436-8412

The Delaware Sportsmen Against Hunger Program is sponsored by:
- The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife
- National Wild Turkey Federation
- Quality Deer Management Association
- Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Sussex County Council

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