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Our Mission

Transforming a renewable natural resource into nutritious food for those less fortunate and in need.

Venison Donation Coalition Fishing Derby August 31 and September 1, 2024

Venison Donation Pantry Project Family Fishing Derby.

August 31, 2024 05:00-September 1, 2024 13:00

Get Involved

Please consider donating a deer this year to the Venison Donation Coalition to ensure that healthy deer meat is donated directly to 13 Counties and 19 processors in Western & Central NY to support our neighbors dealing with food insecurity. Looking to Volunteer? If you are a Processor, Pantry / Church volunteer, Community Action Group, Veteran, etc. and would like to help out, please contact us!

Monetary Donations

Helpful Information

Advice from the NYS DEC
Minimizing risks to wildlife and people from lead hunting ammunition is a high priority for both the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH).
Advice from the NYS DOH
Health Advice for Harvesting, Preparing, and Eating Wild Game from the New York State Department of Health.
The Wild Harvest Table
For recipes and nutrition information about venison, wild game, and fish by Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutrition Educator, Moira Tidball, from Seneca County and her partner, Dr. Keith G. Tidball, Senior Extension Associate in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at Cornell.
Western & Central New York
Pantry Project

The Venison Donation Coalition (VDC) is governed by a 7-member volunteer Board of Directors and employs a Part Time Program Aide. The Coalition is recognized by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, and donations to the Coalition are fully tax-deductible. Deer and Dollars both! A CPA handles all of finances including a voluntary Annual Financial Review by a second CPA. Our books are in great order with very low Admin cost to our Project.

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