Braxton and Shirley

Braxton and Shirley Bell at our golf tournament in Lynchburg.  Braxton and Shirley made our day by surprising us with a visit this past October.

We are very saddened to report the loss of our beloved long-time advisory board member Braxton Bell.  Braxton was an exceptional person and led a life of service. He served as Captain with the Virginia State Police, as Ruritan National President and on the Hunters for the Hungry Advisory Board for over 20 years. The golf tournament that the Downing Ruritan Club held each spring in memory of our founder, David Horne is being held this year in Braxton’s honor.  We hope you can come out and join us on May 9th as we celebrate all that Braxton and his fellow Ruritans have done to provide food for those in need.  Additional information on the tournament is listed under events schedule.   Braxton and his family requested that memorial gifts be made to Hunters for the Hungry, checks may be sent to P.O. Box 304, Big Island, VA 24526.  Braxton you will be greatly missed. Here is a link to Braxton’s obituary -  braxton obituary.

Welcome to the Hunters for the Hungry Website!

We are a 501 (c) (3) charity that operates statewide.  Through the generosity of Virginia hunters and many financial contributors we have been able to provide over 26.6 million quarter-pound servings of venison since our program began in 1991.  Our goal for this year is to provide 325,000 pounds of venison to people in need in Virginia.   If we are successful this will allow us to provide 1.3 million quarter-pound servings of lean nutritious meat. Please explore our website to see how you can get involved.

Contact Information:

Hunters for the Hungry

P.O. Box 304,

Big Island, VA 24526




On April 13th we drew the winners for the free hunter drawing for hunters donating deer in the 2017/2018 hunting season. Thank you to all the prize donors and a big thank you to all the hunters who gave deer this year.  You fed many people!  Thank you for sharing your harvest!  Click here for the complete list of winners – hunter_drawing_winners