Greater Adirondack Resource

Conservation & Development Council

To promote the wise use of natural resources and enhance the economic vitality of the Greater Adirondack region

Tenant Creek waterfall
© Thomas Bielli used with permission

Venison Donation

While many of us are fortunate to have meat in our freezer for the year, many New Yorkers are going hungry.  A large portion of those hungry are children. Here’s where you come in.


Since 1999, the Venison Donation Coalition has been highly successful in its goal to feed the hungry throughout New York State.  They have processed 373 tons of highly nutritious venison or the equivalent of 2,984,795 meals served. This year they anticipating breaking 3 million meals served to those in need!


Now they need your help to continue to grow this program.  Donate your deer to one of the Venison Donation Coalition’s Participating Processors in the Greater Adirondack RC&D Area and you will have helped many of the less fortunate.   Participating processors in the seven county area are:

Clinton/Essex Counties: 

· Stone’s Smokehouse in Morrisonville (293-7303)

· Mark Burrell in Keeseville (834-9895)

Fulton/Hamilton/Saratoga Counties: 

· Edwards Beverage Meat & Deli in Johnstown (762-3280)

Warren/Washington Counties: 

· Frank Hohman in Fort Ann (639-5207)

· John Rozell in Whitehall (499-0423)


If you can also make a financial donation to the program, that’s even better!   One dollar will feed four people. Financial donations are appreciated and tax deductible.  For every dollar that is donated to the Venison Donation Coalition, $.95 is used towards processing the venison.


Donations can be made at your Town Clerk’s office or anywhere hunting and fishing licenses are sold. Just inform the D.E.C.A.L.S. licensing agent that you wish to make a donation to support the Venison Donation Program. All donations through D.E.C.A.L.S. are deposited directly into the Venison Donation Fund. Donations can also be accepted through their secure website, or send a check payable to: Venison Donation Coalition, Inc., 415 West Morris Street, Bath, NY 14510.


Please help to keep the Venison Donation Coalition successful in the Greater Adirondack Area. Donate today! One dollar goes a long way to help curb hunger throughout New York State.

Hunter in blaze orange looking through binoculars

Additional Information can be found by visiting the Venison Donation Coalition