As a former CubMaster of a cub scout pack and Asst Scoutmaster of a troop, I can understand why a pantry may not want the deer at first.
We collected food every year for our local pantry and everything had to be canned good or dry box goods to ensure a shelf life.
Sure, somebody who is hungry really ought to be glad to get what they can, and especially meat , which is rare at pantrys.
But - in mjy area at least- pantrys do not have a means to refridgerate any kind of meat, so meat donatons arte limited to canned hams, spam, treat, etc.
Ofh, and the pouch style tunafish salad since it dooes not have to be refridgerated.
Now, another thing to consider is waste due to most people ( unlike us) not liking venison. They may accept it when asked, but might not even ever consider eating Bambi . Could be they expect it to tast just like a Big Mac and think it is bad or spoiled when it doesn't.
I know people who love venison, but do not know how to prepare it. They do not understand or recognize you have to add fat to venison when you make deer burgers or sausage. They will burn it up trying to cook it.
If they are fionally accepting it, it's a good thing.