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


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Venison packages processed for the Sportsman Against Hunger program by Sussex Community Corrections CenterDuring the state's deer season, 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 2016-17 hunting season, 631 deer were donated, equaling 18,154 pounds of venison donated and distributed, providing more than 100,000 meals for the hungry. Over the past 20-plus years, the program has provided approximately 2 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.

Self-serve Walk-in Deer Cooler Donation Locations:

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

  • Little Creek Wildlife Area (Kent County) 3018 Bayside Drive, Dover, DE 19901 
  • Norman G. Wilder (Kent County) 782 Kersey Road, Viola, DE 19979

    The Delaware Sportsmen Against Hunger Program is sponsored by:

    • Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife
    • National Wild Turkey Federation
    • Quality Deer Management Association
    • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
    • Sussex County Council


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

  • Redden State Forest (Sussex County) 18074 Redden Forest Dr., 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 shops.

   For more information:

Please contact Bill Jones at (302) 284-4795 for more information pertaining to

  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Sportsmen Against Hunger Brochures
  • A list of current charitable organizations that distribute processed venison
  • Charitable organizations that would like to be a recipient of venison


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