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Virginia Hunters for the Hungry
With spring finally here you’ll be wanting to get outside and get your golf game tuned up! PLEASE consider putting in a team or getting signed up to play in the Downing Ruritan Club Braxton G Bell Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Hunters for the Hungry. OR if you have been so blessed and could provide a sponsorship that too would be a huge blessing to this special event and support the Hunters for the Hungry feeding efforts!
The event will again be held at Birkdale Golf Course, May 12, 2021! Shotgun start at 1:00 PM
To register or for additional information contact Bruce Butler at (804) 357-1796.
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THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED US MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN 2020!
2020 PROGRAM TOTALS – 207,366 POUNDS – 829,464 SERVINGS
As we all continue to deal with the changes and challenges brought about by the COVID 19 situation our program, our communities, our Nation, and World are finding out we are stronger together and we must continue to work together to help make a difference! We pray for safety, health, and blessings for all! For our program 2020 created many struggles and challenges but we want to say THANK YOU to all the individuals, churches, businesses, corporations, organizations, and foundations who all provided support to our program and feeding efforts. Although we had to suspend accepting deer for a large portion of 2020, because of the financial gifts we were blessed to receive and through the generosity of hunters who shared their harvest we were able to process and distribute 207,366 pounds for 2020! This amount of venison allowed us to provide 829,464 quarter pound servings to men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and our veterans!
As we are completing the 1st quarter of 2021 we have the opportunity to continue to accept deer throughout the spring and summer and into the 2021/2022 hunting seasons! The great thing about having the ability to accept these deer is that it affords us the chance to provide essential lean high protein red meat to foodbanks and other feeding programs almost year round!
WE CONTINUE TO NEED DEER AND DOLLARS IN ORDER TO CONTINUE OUR MISSION OF PROVIDING FOR THOSE LESS FORTUNATE! PLEASE CONSIDER A FINANCIAL GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT IN SUPPORT OF OUR FEEDING EFFORTS!
FOR A GIFT OF $20.00 WE CAN PROVIDE 64 SERVINGS TO A MAN, WOMAN, OR CHILD STRUGGLING WITH HUNGER! You can make a one time gift or set up a month recurring gift of any amount! These dollars help us to help those in need throughout our state NOW and during the fall hunting seasons! For a gift of $50 we can process an entire deer, providing an average of 40 pounds of nutritious food!
YOU CAN DONATE BY CLICKING ON THE JUMPING DEER BELOW OR SEE OUR DONATE TAB ON OUR MENU! Would you help us touch a life by giving them something to eat?
One way to support our program and help us raise dollars that go only toward processing costs is to participate in our program raffles! Please note the two special raffles we are currently conducting to raise monies for 2021! These will be drawn at the Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show on Sunday August 8, 2021!
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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED US ON TUESDAY MARCH 16TH THROUGH THE GIVE / CHOOSE CAMPAIGN WITH THE LOUDOUN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION!
WITH YOUR SUPPORT WE RAISED $4,428.27, 88% OF OUR GOAL!!!! THESE DOLLARS WILL BE USED TO HELP WITH OUR FEEDING EFFORTS IN THE LOUDOUN, FAUQUIER, AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA AREAS! AGAIN THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
SO WHAT IS THE GIVE CHOOSE PROGRAM?
This is a very special program organized by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties to benefit local charities serving these communites. It is a 24 hour period on March 16th where folks can donate to charities serving feeding and other programs in the Loudoun and Fauquier County areas. The program goal is get the community to give so they can work to make a difference in the lives of their citizens and make these communites wonderful places to live!
The Hunters for the Hungry program will use all the funds realized from this effort to cover the processing costs for deer donated in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties with the essential high protein vension being donated to 11 different feeding / distribution programs serving these two counties. In 2020 the program processed and distributed 28,211 pounds, 112,844 servings in just Loudoun and Fauquier Counties. For every dollar we raise or receive we can process 3.2 quarter pound servings of venison for a man, woman, child, elderly citizen, homeless person, or a veteran struggling with hunger. The program is in it’s 30th year and has to date processed over 7.4 million pounds of high protein red meat, this amount equates to over 29.6 million quarter pound servings. Would you consider a gift to help us with our efforts here in the Northern Virginia area? As you can see we have a tremendous impact in the Northern Virginia area and we may once again this year NOT be able to hold a fundraiser to benefit this area! So your gifts mean so very much!
You can make your gift by clicking on the link below: WE HAVE SET A GOAL OF $5,000.00 AND WE KNOW WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN DO THIS AND MORE! Thanks so much for your consideration and PLEASE consider sharing this special opportunity and the link below with family, friends, your organization, and many others! You can also share from our Give Choose page the social media links available, i.e Facebook, Twitter and etc. when you click on the link!
UPDATE: As of Monday March 1, 2021 Hunters for the Hungry will resume accepting deer harvested in Loudoun County at Mark’s Butcher Shop in Hamilton! Deer will accepted during the late season until March 31, 2021! All donated deer will be tested for CWD and donated to local Loudoun, Fauquier, and other Northern Virginia feeding programs!
UPDATE AS OF FEBRUARY 4, 2021
As a result of a NEW test positive for CWD in RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY Hunters for the Hungry will not be accepting deer harvested in Rappahannock County.
As a result of the Department of Wildlife Resources’ (DWR) 2020 – 2021 chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance efforts, CWD was detected for the first time in Rappahannock County. The affected adult buck was harvested during the latter half of the regular firearms season. DWR is grateful to all cooperating hunters, processors, and taxidermists for their continued support of DWR’s efforts to monitor the deer population for CWD and prevent the spread of the disease. DWR cannot fight this disease alone! A summary of DWR’s 2020 – 2021 CWD surveillance and monitoring efforts will be released later this winter. Additional information about CWD, can be found on the DWR website at:
As we all begin the New Year we at Hunters for the Hungry would like to express our deepest and most sincere appreciation to everyone who supported our charity throughout 2020. Hunters and non-hunters all came together this past year and despite the changes and challenges that we all faced, supported our feeding efforts. Hunters for the Hungry was blessed by all who donated, whether it was deer or dollars, those who supported our fundraisers and other events, those who volunteered their time and talents toward our operations, and those who worked with our program processing donated deer or those with participating feeding programs statewide who provide the venison to those in need! We could not do what we do without you all!
Please keep in mind that although the majority of the deer seasons have ended we will now be receiving final processing bills and in some areas of the state we will continue to recieve processing bills as firearms seasons will run through March 28th and Urban Archery through April 25th!
Many times during these winter months food banks can really use the support and we are blessed to contniue to receive both deer and dollars through this first quarter of the year. You can make a financial donation through our Facebook page, Hunters for the Hungry – Virginia, or you can donate here on our website at www.h4hungry.org.
Again thank you all and God bless you and yours throughout this New Year and always!
Our impact continues throughout the state! Here’s a project we have in the Southside / Central Region of the state encompassing Amherst, Alleghany, Bedford, Franklin, Nelson, Roanoke, and Rockbridge Counties and the City of Lynchburg!
We are so thankful to our processors and feeding programs in these areas who work so hard and give so much to help us reach out to those who face hunger each day! We are so blessed also for the hunters who share their harvest with us so we will have the lean protein to provide to men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and our veterans!
In these areas we work with the following processors: * Green Valley Meat Processing, Monroe, VA; Steve’s Butcher Shop, Lowesville, VA; A & N Processing, Bedford, VA; Backroad Butcher Meat Company, Thaxton, VA; J & M Deer Processing, Rocky Mount, VA, Peaks Slaughterhouse, Lynchburg, VA; Bartley’s Meat Market, Covington, VA; and Frank Persinger, Jr., Clifton Forge, VA
These precious businesses accept deer on behalf of our program and help us to provide venison to over 50 feeding programs that participate with Hunters for the Hungry!
In 2019 alone we were able to provide 61,825 pounds of venison, 247,300 quarter pound serving, to men, women, and children less fortunate! Thanks to the hunters and non hunters alike who have all come together to help us help those in need, especially so far this year with the many changes and challenges we have all faced! God bless you all!
CWD UPDATES – as of FEBRUARY 1, 2020
Hunters for the Hungry would like to recognize a special project and those who are a part of its success providing venison in the Southampton and Isle of Wight County and surrounding areas as well as throughout New Kent County, Henrico and Hanover Counties.
This trailer was purchased and donated to the Hunters for the Hungry program by the Virginia Hound Heritage organization to allow processor David Burks to service trailers in 6 counties. These deer have then been processed and the meat distributed back to those contributing counties and throughout the Richmond and surrounding areas. In just two seasons, to date, this project has processed and distributed 22,095 pounds, 88,380 quarter pound servings!
Thanks to the Virginia Hound Heritage organization, Burks Farm Processing, New London Trailers and Line-X of Chesapeake!
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However, over the last week, despite the COVID 19 situation, our program has been blessed with two special grants from two very special Foundations totaling $35,000.00!
On November 2nd we received a $5,000 grant from the Bedford Community Health Foundation. This amount of monies will allow us to process and distribute 4,000 pounds, 2 tons, of venison to those in need through the 3 feeding programs that participate with our program in Bedford County. This amount of venison equates to 16,000 servings that will ensure healthy diets and benefit the citizens of Bedford County!
Thank you Bedford Community Health Foundation for your precious support of our program and our community!
Then on November 5th our program was overwhelmed with a gift of $30,000.00 for our project Venison for the Hungry which will be a project running through 2021 and will impact the counties of Franklin, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, and Roanoke along with the cities of Roanoke and Salem! This precious gift will allow us to process and distribute 24,000 pounds to 21 participating feeding programs within the Foundation’s area of focus. This equates to 96,000 servings going to those struggling with hunger in this focus area at no cost to them. We are so grateful to this wonderful group of women and their Foundation who serve their citizens and their communities in so many wonderful ways! They have now granted 4 million dollars to charities in these areas! Please check out their website and consider joining them and supporting their wonderful work!
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Thanks to Joel Hoeffner of Mossy Oak Properties Land and Farm Realty for his generous gift of $500.00 in support of the Roanoke Event!
A HUGE HEARTFELT THANK YOU to all you archers in the Northern Virginia Area who came out to the 25th Annual Belvoir Bowhunters – Hunters for the Hungry 3-D Benefit shoot Saturday August 15, 2020!
And special thanks to all members of the Belvoir Bowhunters and the NORVA organization for their efforts and support of this fundraiser! The event total this year was $3,045.00, which will allow us to provide 9,744 quarter pound servings to those struggling with hunger! TO DATE THIS SINGLE EVENT HAS RAISED A TOTAL OF $85,904.00! These dollars have allowed us to process and distribute 274,892 servings of high protein venison to those in need in the Northern Virginia area and throughout Virginia! THANK YOU ALL!
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ATTENTION HFTH SUPPORTERS!
As many of you know 2020 has been a challenge for us, We’ve had to re-schedule some events and cancel others! BUT our program is so very blessed in so many ways! ESPECIALLY through the wonderful people who are a part of what we do! As you saw recently we had to cancel our Hunters for the Hungry Northern Virginia Sportsmans Banquet scheduled for July 18th! HOWEVER, the precious folks who make up that banquet committee, our NOVA HftH Team decided to pursue a GoFundMe page to help with the revenues lost by this cancellation and to help us go beyond the banquet proceeds in helping feed those in need! We not only want to be able to resume accepting deer now but need to have the funding in place for the upcoming hunting seasons! WOULD YOU HELP THEM OUT IN REACHING THEIR GOAL FOR THE HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY PROGRAM?
PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR THIS FUNDRAISING EFFORT BY THIS GREAT TEAM AND MAKE YOUR DONATION TODAY!
Hunters for the Hungry was blessed today with a gift from the Erie Insurance Company through the Norwinski Insurance Agency, Inc. of Roanoke, VA
This gift of $1,000.00 will allow the program to process and distribute 3,200 servings, 800 pounds of lean high protein venison to participating feeding programs in the Roanoke and surrounding areas! Thank you Erie Insurance!
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CLICK HERE TO SEE AN AWESOME VIDEO DONE BY THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME & INLAND FISHERIES IN SUPPORT OF HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY!!!!
Want to support the Hunters for the Hungry program financially! You can make a financial gift on line here or on our Facebook page at Hunters for the Hungry – Virginia, through a secured server! Please remember we need deer to have the meat available to give to feeding programs all across Virginia AND we need dollars to cover the processing costs for the deer that are donated! With your help we can put these two together to make a difference in someone’s life who struggles with hunger!
Would you consider a gift to help us with the funds that are critical this time of year! A $25 gift will allow us to process and distribute over 100 quarter pound servings to a man, woman, or child in your community and throughout Virginia!
CLICK ON THE HILLCATS LOGO FOR A GREAT STORY DONE BY WDBJ 7 TV ON THE HILLCATS EVENT AND HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY!
The Hunters for the Hungry program was so blessed to receive a grant from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation, June 13, 2019!
Thanks to Bedford Walmart #1399!
This special grant of $5,000 will allow the Hunters for the Hungry program to process and distribute over 21,000 quarter pound servings of venison to those who struggle with hunger in Bedford County and surrounding areas and throughout Virginia!
If you feel led to help us help others please consider a financial gift to support our feeding efforts! For every dollar we raise or receive we can provide 4 quarter pound servings to someone less fortunate!
Click here to make a financial donation to help with our feeding efforts!
Hunters for the Hungry, P.O. Box 304, Big Island, VA 24526
1-800-352-4868 or e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mathew 25:35 – “For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:”