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David H. Horne – Founder
July 19, 1952 – February 14, 2002

      

Welcome to the 

Virginia Hunters for the Hungry

      Website!

 

 

 

During this challenging time of COVID 19 our program, our communities, our Nation, and world are finding out we are stronger together! We pray for safety and health for all!  For our program there has been a “two edged sword” which we have been working to balance!

What many may not realize is that we have the opportunity to accept deer at more times during a year than just hunting seasons!  While most of Virginia’s deer seasons end the 1st Saturday in January, there are some that run through April in a few areas of the state. In addition to these deer more are made available through culling efforts in municipalities and private associations from February through the first of April then comes crop damage and other herd control efforts which begin as early as May and run until the early seasons in September!   The great thing about having the ability to accept these deer is that it affords us the chance to provide lean high protein red meat to foodbanks and other feeding programs almost year round!  

However, with the COVID 19 situation we found a huge demand for the venison with so many out of work and struggling for food while on the other side we have been challenged in receiving the funding to be able to accept these deer!  As of March 17, 2020 we had to suspend taking any additional deer statewide due to funding concerns. While we have been blessed with response to our appeals and with support from various Foundations we ask that if you have been so blessed 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 upcoming fall 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?

OUR DEEPEST AND MOST HEART FELT THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO US DURING THIS CHALLENGING TIME YOUR GIFTS, PURCHASING OF OUR RAFFLE TICKETS, AND/OR BUYING OUR MERCHANDISE!  AND THE FOUNDATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO HAVE RESPONDED TO OUR NEEDS!  GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

         

Dibert Valve & Fitting

 

Community Foundation

deerdamage.org - Suburban Whitetail Management of Northern Virginia

 

 

 

 

HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!!

MARCH 17, 2020

The Hunters for the Hungry program sends all indivduals and families who make up our communities, our Commonwealth, our Nation, and our World our best wishes during this time of anxiety and uncertainty with regards to the COVID – 19 virus! We remind you to look through all the stuff going on and let God reveal to you his special and wonderful blessings!

We thank you all for the precious and wonderful support you give to our feeding program! Because of you our total pounds for the 2019 season was 256,586. This amount of venison equates to over 128 tons, over 1 MILLION quarter pound servings going to men, women, and children struggling with hunger! Your support means so much to us but more so to those whose life you touch!

HOWEVER, at this time we have had a number of bills come in for deer that were processed the later part of the season, through the extended Virginia season in the Northern Virginia area, by kill permits, and through herd reduction measures by a number of cities and towns.  WITH THESE AND OUR OTHER BILLS OUR FUNDS ARE AT A VERY LOW AND CRITICAL LEVEL AT THIS TIME!

We could use your financial support to help us get through this critical time!

Click here to make a tax deductible gift!

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MARCH 2020 FUNDING REQUEST

Support Hunters for the Hungry through the purchase of merchandise or our 2019/2020 Ten Prize Raffle!

             

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE CLICK ON THE DOCUMENTS ABOVE TO VIEW IN A LARGE PRINTABLE COPY!

THANKS TO YOU ALL WE HAD ANOTHER AWESOME YEAR IN 2019!

256,586 POUNDS OF VENISON WAS DONATED TO HELP SUPPORT FEEDING PROGRAMS ALL ACROSS VIRGINIA!   

THIS VOLUME OF LEAN PROTEIN ALLOWED US TO PROVIDE 1.0 MIILLION SERVINGS TO THOSE STRUGGLING WITH HUNGER HERE IN VIRGINIA!  

AND FOR ALL HUNTERS WHAT AN AWESOME WAY TO PROMOTE OUR HUNTING HERITAGE IN SUCH A POSITIVE WAY!  THANKS TO YOU DONATING HUNTERS, HUNTERS AND NON-HUNTERS ALIKE THAT MADE FINANCIAL GIFTS, OUR PRECIOUS PROCESSORS WHO PARTICIPATE WITH OUR PROGRAM, AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST ALL THE FEEDING PROGRAMS AND VOLUNTEERS WHO WORK TO GIVE THIS WONDERFUL RESOURCE TO THOSE LESS FORTUNATE! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

CLICK HERE TO SEE AN AWESOME VIDEO DONE BY THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME & INLAND FISHERIES IN SUPPORT OF HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY!!!!

CURRENT HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY PARTICIPATING PROCESSORS

 

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!

OR check out these opportunities through the purchase of our merchandise and/or participation in our 2019/2020 – 10 Prize Raffle!

 

Click here to Donate!

Another AWESOME event that was a huge blessing the the Hunters for the Hungry program!

A special thanks to Alexandra Martin and the entire staff and the players of the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs for their support!

MOSSY OAK NIGHT WITH THE

ROANOKE RAIL YARD DAWGS

HOCKEY TEAM!!!

 

 

 

 

Thanks to the wonderful generosity of the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs organization Hunters for the Hungry was blessed to receive $750.00 from the jersey  auction they held on Mossy Oak night November 2nd! These dollars will allow us to process and distribute 1,350 servings to those who struggle with hunger in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas! 

 

The 13th Annual Roanoke Banquet was another success!  

View the banquet press release under 2019 Upcoming Events!

Special Thanks to Sportsman’s Warehouse of Roanoke for once again sponsoring this special event!

 

CLICK ON THE HILLCATS LOGO FOR A GREAT STORY DONE BY WDBJ 7 TV ON THE HILLCATS EVENT AND HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY!

The Tradition Roars On!

 

SEE RAFFLE SECTION FOR WINNERS OF THIS FUNDRAISER!

CHECK OUT OUR NEW HFTH CAPS AND CHARLES RIVER POLOS! 

Just click on the HFTH Merchandise tab!

 

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!

Pictured from Left to Right – Walmart Market Manager Jade White, Gary Arrington – Hunters for the Hungry, Christopher Forbes – Store Manager Bedford #1399, James Hornsby – Walmart Market Manager

                           

    We are a 501 (c) (3) charity that began in 1991 and operates statewide throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Through the generosity of hunters, farmers, and herd management programs, along with many financial contributors we have been able to provide over 6.9 MILLION pounds of high protein lean venison to men, women, and children who struggle with hunger! This volume of meat has afforded us the blessing of providing over 27.7 million quarter-pound servings of venison.  Our goal for 2019 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. By working together, hunters and non hunters alike can help us take deer and dollars, put the two together and make a difference in someone’s life in the most noble of ways, by giving them something to eat!

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!

Contact Information:
Hunters for the Hungry, P.O. Box 304, Big Island, VA 24526
1-800-352-4868   or e-mail – hunt4hungry@cs.com
                 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:”