Hunters for the Hungry

Hunters for the Hungry provides quality meat for meals to low-income people across the state, and thanks to support provided by the East Texas Woods & Waters Foundation, there are no processing fees for Tyler-area hunters who want to participate.

Typically, the program calls for hunters to take their excess venison to a participating processor. In most cases those processors charge $40 for processing and wrapping the meat.  In Tyler, Lynch's Food Store and the East Texas Woods and Waters Foundation have teamed to make the program free. Lynch's owner, Joe Lynch, donates the labor and in recent years ETWWF has underwritten the cost of materials.

Last year, hunters statewide donated 153,000 pounds of venison to the program, providing an estimated 600,000 servings.  In 2011, hunters donated about 1,400 pounds of venison through Lynch's, providing an estimated 5,600 servings to East Texas families in need.

Visit the website here: www.hfth.tfbn.org

Neighborhood Fishin' Program

Neighborhood Fishin' Program

TPWD developed the Neighborhood Fishin' Program to provide year-round recreational fishing for youth and families close to home, but relies on private sponsorship for support.

Who are we?

Who are we?

What began as a group of friends who liked to hunt and fish, in 1994 evolved into one of East Texas' most-recognized philanthropic foundations.

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Our partners

Our partners

The East Texas Woods & Waters Foundation welcomes your support - both financial and physical - without the burden of membership. Learn more here.

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