Working together to build and sustain
hunger-free communities
throughout the Southern Tier.



Hunters Can Help Fight Hunger in the Southern Tier

Did you know that one deer provides approximately 160 servings of highly nutritious ground venison to those in need?

The Venison Donation Program partners with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier to help those in need. Legally tagged and properly field-dressed deer can be taken to participating processors at NO COST TO THE HUNTER. The venison is then processed and packaged according to the law and picked up by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier for distribution to neighbors in need through our network of member agencies, such as soup kitchens and food pantries.

Since 1999, more than 413 tons of highly nutritious venison have been distributed in New York State through the Venison Donation Program. This equals 3,308,568 meals served to those in need.

If one out of every 100 deer is donated, the program could easily reach 100,000 pounds of venison to feed the hungry

In 2014, 5.567 pounds of venison was donated to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.

Hunters can fight hunger by taking legally tagged and properly
field-dressed deer to the following participating processors:

Donors MUST call ahead for FREE processing of any deer they wish to donate.

Broome County Processors
John's Custom Deer Cutting
Binghamton, NY 13901
(607) 648-6577

Terry Shaff
Harpursville, NY 13787
(607) 693-2078

Chemung County Processors

Baranyk's Deer Cutting

Fassett, PA 16925

(570) 596-3750   


Capricorn Hill Meats

Pine City, NY 14871

(607) 215-6617
By Appointment Only

Schuyler County Processors

Cooley's Butcher Bay

Alpine, NY 14805

(607) 594-3479
By Appointment Only


Ron S. Shutter

Alpine, NY 14805

(607) 594-2547
By Appointment Only

Steuben County Processors

Bath Packing

Bath, NY 14810

(607) 776-6221
Boned Venison Only


Bradford Custom Meats

Bradford, NY 14815

(607) 259-1237
Donation Deer ONLY


Caton Butcher Shop

Corning, NY 14830

(607) 524-6988   


Painter's Meat Processing

Elkland, PA 16920

(814) 258-7283   


Kanona Custom Meats

Kanona, NY 14856

(607) 776-3951   


Switzer's Processing

Avoca, NY 14809

(607) 382-8923

Tioga County Processors

Reed Brook Farm

Waverly, NY 14892

(607) 565-9630   


Sweeney's Market

Apalachin, NY 13732

(607) 625-3341

For more information contact:
Melissa Knowles, Food Sourcing Manager
at 607.796.6061 x4029 or email
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