SCI and the Pittsburgh Chapter are very much involved in the community. We work to protect the freedom to hunt and we promote wildlife conservation worldwide.
Sportsmen Against Hunger
The Sportsmen Against Hunger Program was established by Safari Club International to feed those who have difficulty feeding themselves. The Sportsmen Against Hunger Program meets this need with donations of wild game harvested by sportsmen. David Baker directed the Sportsmen Against Hunger Program with great success for many years in the 1990’s. Due to the current economic times, the current president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of SCI, Carl Hilbert, decided to re-establish the program in 2009.
In our first year, the Sportsmen Against Hunger Program was able to generate 1,200 pounds of donated wild game for food shelters and the needy. The participating deer processors are the key to the success of this charitable program. They help promote the program and process the game. Bell’s Deer Processing, Peffer’s Smoked Meats, and Mark Cunningham’s Deer Processing all made significant donations of wild game. Mr. Armando Villarreal made a large donation of wild venison as well. We would personally like to thank each deer processor and the donating hunters for the contributions.
Wild game donations can still be made by contacting Frank Prestia of SCI Pittsburgh at (724) 712-8711 or one the participating processors listed on below. We accept all types of wild game including fish and western species of big and small game. We would encourage all SCI members and their friends that were fortunate enough to harvest a deer this past season to share some of their good fortune with those who are hungry.
|Peffer’s Smoked Meats
||Ellwood City, PA
|Bell’s Deer Processing
||Ellwood City, PA
||New Castle, PA
|Gateway Farm Freezer
||Mount Jackson, PA
||New Wilmington, PA
Mayoral candidate "Dok" Harris and his dad Franco Harris were among the local celebrities attending lunch at the launch of a national initiative to encourage more hunter-supplied food donations to the poor. On Thursday, cable TV's Sportsman Channel kicked off its Hunt-Fish-Feed program at the Bethlehem Haven, Downtown.