The mission of South Dakota Sportsmen Against Hunger is to encourage and facilitate donation of wild game meat to needy people in South Dakota.
The Sportsmen Against Hunger program was started by Safari Club International in 1989 to help caring sportsmen and sportswomen, through state and local programs, share nature's bounty with the hungry. In South Dakota, a Sportsmen Against Hunger (SDSAH) program was started in 1993 with two hunters, one processor and a few hundred pounds of meat.
In 2006, SDSAH became a nonprofit charitable organization with a Board of Directors and obtained Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) status. There are now 36 participating game processors statewide, and processed donated game meat including deer, antelope, elk, pheasants, geese and fish is provided to over 60 food pantries or other food relief agencies in 40 counties. To-date, over 819,500 pounds of meat have been donated and processed which has provided fresh meat for approximately 3,278,000 meals!