I donate one to them a time or two a year. I've never asked a butcher to donate his time, not really my thing to ask people to be charitable. I like to butcher a big two year old steer that we miss or a young cow that come up open and have the whole thing ground into hamburger. The food closet is always VERY happy as they don't get a lot of meat relative to everything else. Anytime feeling good and doing good comes with a tax deduction, I feel even better.544hydro":3h9vb6ap said:Has anyone ever donated a cow to a food pantry. I would like to but they need usda butchering. Do you think many butchers would donate there time and effort?