Welcome to the Hunters for the Hungry Website!
We have just completed our 25th year of operation and want to thank all the hunters, financial donors, participating processors, volunteers and feeding programs that have given so generously of their resources and talents to provide over 25 million servings of venison to people in need! Thank you so much for all you have given. It has made a tremendous difference to the hungry of our Commonwealth. We look forward to what can be accomplished over the next 25 years.
We are still getting bills in for the 2016 season and will post the total for the year when we receive the final bill. The hunter drawing is coming up on April 14th and we will post the winners here on the website and will contact all winners by phone. Our deepest thanks to all hunters who donated this year. You are a blessing to the people we serve.
If you’ve not already done so there is still time to get entered into for the fall/winter raffle to be held on March 31st. Go to the WAYS TO HELP section of the website to see how to get entered. Tickets are just $2.00 each or a book of 3 for $5.00. Ten great prizes. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to support the program and possibly win a great prize.
Our first major fundraiser of the year is the 16th annual David H. Horne Memorial Golf Tournament conducted by the Downing Ruritan Club. The tournament will be held Wednesday, May 10th. This event is a lot of fun, we hope you can join us. Please go to the EVENTS SCHEDULE of the website for details and a printable registration/sponsorship form.
Hunters for the Hungry
P.O. Box 304,
Big Island, VA 24526
As most of you know, our program experienced a 14 year low in the amount of meat donated in 2014. In an effort to increase donations, we added a 25 prize FREE drawing for hunters who donated deer to the program. For each deer a hunter donated, they were given a ticket into this drawing. We are pleased to report that the amount of meat donated in 2015 increased by 62,837 pounds. The total amount donated by the generous hunters of Virginia was 301,809 pounds. Enough venison for 1.2 million quarter pound servings! This brings the total amount of venison donated since the program began to 6,106,606 pounds – 24.4 million quarter pound servings!
Because of the success of the Free Hunter Drawing we will be having another Free Drawing for Donating Hunters. Here is the information on the 2016/17 drawing:
For each deer a hunter donates to the Hunters for the Hungry program between the start of the 2016 Archery Season on Saturday October 1st to the end of the General Firearms season on Saturday January 7, 2017 they will be given an entry into this drawing. You will receive one ticket for each donated deer!
There will be 25 tickets drawn. You do not need to be present to win.
The prizes in the drawing are:
1st –$1,000 Green Top Hunting & Fishing Shopping Spree – Value-$1000.00
2nd –Smith & Wesson M & P 15, 5.56 semi automatic rifle –Value-$800.00
3rd –Parker Centerfire Crossbow Package –Value-$700.00
4th –Parker “Ready to Hunt “ Crossbow Package – Value-$600.00
5th -$500 Toward Taxidermy at Lacy’s Taxidermy – Value-$500.00
6th -Smith & Wesson Model 642–2 .38 caliber revolver – Value–$470.00
7th –ORION 45 qt. Cooler in Sky Camo – Value-$450.00
8th -Stoeger “CONDOR” Over & Under 12 gauge shotgun – Value-$450.00
9th -Smith & Wesson M & P Shield 9mm Semi-auto pistol – Value-$450.00
10th –Weatherby PA-08 Upland pump 20 gauge shotgun – Value-$425.00
11th –Go Pro HERO 4 Silver HD Waterproof Action Camera – Value-$400.00
12th –Savage Model 111 Trophy Hunter 270 caliber rifle – Value-$400.00
13th –Entire Deer Processed in Specialty Snack Sticks and Summer Sausage – Value-$300.00 Donated by Schrock’s Slaughter House in Gladys, VA.
14th –Set of 3 AVIAN –X Turkey Decoys – Value-$260.00
15th –Barronett “Pentagon” Ground Blind – Value-$230.00
16th –Summit Classic Viper Climbing Treestand - Value-$200.00
17th –Stealth Cam “Sniper HD” Infrared Game Camera – Value-$180.00
18th –Garmin NUVI 2589 LMT GPS Unit – Value-$175.00
19th -Gamo Big Cat 1250 Air rifle with scope – Value-$160.00
20th – HftH Print “ Thunder Ridge ” Matted and Framed – Value-$150.00
21st – Ol Tom Time & Motion Turkey Hunting Vest in Realtree HD Camo – Value-$130.00
22nd -HFTH “David’s Buck” framed print – Value-$120.00
23rd –Matching Necklace and Earrings by Swarovski Jewelry – Value-$120.00
24th –HftH Collector’s Knife – Value-$100.00
25th – Complete Set of 4 HftH Shirts in your size – Value-$100.00
Drawing will be held on April 14, 2017 between noon and 5 p.m. at the Hunters for the Hungry office located at 1108 Sedalia School Road, Big Island, VA24526. You do not need to be present to win.
Official Rules: This drawing is being held to encourage donations of deer to the Hunters for the Hungry program operated by Virginia Hunters Who Care, Inc. For each legally harvested deer a hunter donates at a participating processing location or collection site between the start of the 2016 Archery Season, Saturday, October 1st to the end of the General Firearms season on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 they will be given one ticket into this drawing. To be entered you must fill in the form completely. Processors may refuse to accept deer that have not been properly field dressed and cared for in a manner that insures quality useable meat. To help the program be as cost-effective as possible we ask that you donate mature large-bodied deer on which you have made a clean shot. This contest is not encouraging the harvesting of fawns! You may enter the contest as many times as you are able to legally harvest deer. Winners will be contacted by phone and posted on our website at www.h4hungry.org. If you have questions please contact us at 800-352-4868 or at email@example.com.
Our Deepest Thanks to Green Top Hunting & Fishing – www.greentophuntfish.com
the Official Sponsor of the Drawing!
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 24.4 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.