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

      

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The Hunters for the Hungry program is excited to announce that they have been selected to receive a grant in the amount of $25,000.00 from the Altria Companies Employee Community Fund! The ACECF was established by the Altria Family of Companies and provides employees the opportunity to be more actively involved in serving their communities! For more information on this employee driven initiative please visit www.altria.com/acecf

These precious dollars are critical and will allow the program to accept approximately 500 deer that will be donated to the program throughout the 2021 / 2022 seasons and beyond. This number of deer would allow the program to process and distribute 20,000 pounds, 10 tons, of high protein lean venison to feeding agencies and distribution programs that participate with the program statewide!  This volume of meat will provide approximately 80,000 quarter pound servings to men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and veterans struggling with hunger.

THANK YOU EMPLOYEES OF THE ALTRIA FAMILY OF COMPANIES AND ALL THOSE MAKE UP THE ALTRIA COMPANIES EMPLOYEE COMMUNITY FUND!  WE ARE SO BLESSED THROUGH YOUR BELIEF IN OUR MISSION AND SUPPORT OF OUR FEEDING EFFORTS!

 

With tomorrow, Saturday November 13, 2021, being the Opening Day of the Virginia General Firearms Deer Season the Hunters for the Hungry program would like to wish all hunters safety and success as they enjoy time afield in God’s great outdoors!  Please remember to be sure of your target and beyond and to respect one another, hunters and non-hunters alike, and the game you pursue!

We pray that as you enjoy the hunting tradition with family and friends you would think of our program and the work we do to help families, men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and our veterans who face hunger each day!  With your support of donations of deer and dollars we can continue to meet the need of providing those less fortunate high protein essential red meat and support the feeding programs in your area!  Together can make a difference in someones life!  So if you are so blessed through your harvest consider donating deer to our program and if you are blessed and able consider a financial donation to help us cover the processing costs for all donated deer! This is the time of year where we will receive many bills amounting to thousands of dollars. Every dollar helps make a difference and you can donate here or through our Facebook page at Hunters for the Hungry – Virginia.

Thanks so much for all your support!  May God bless and keep you and yours each day and always!

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PLEASE NOTE BELOW THE SCHEDULE FOR THE HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY REFRIGERATED DROP OFF COOLER FOR SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREAS!  

This trailer was purchased by and is managed by the Virginia Hound Heritage Organization. We thank this organization for their support as well as the clubs and locations participating in this collection effort!  The Hunters for the Hungry program appreciates hunters who share their harvest through these donation / collection sites. Please consider donating a deer or two or more if possible to assist in our feeding efforts. Also if you are able please consider a financial gift to help cover the costs of processing these donated deer!  For a gift of $25.00 we can process and distribute 80 quarter pound servings!  You can donated here through our secured server!  SCROLL DOWN or CLICK ON THE DONATION TAB IN THE MENU! 

On Thursday October 28th the Hunters for the Hungry program was blessed with a grant in the amount of $8,000 from the Bedford Community Health Foundation. This amount of monies will allow us to process and distribute 6,400 pounds, over 3 tons, of venison to those in need through the 4 feeding programs that participate with our program in Bedford County. This amount of venison equates to 25,600 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!

https://www.healthybedford.org/

 

As we find ourselves in the middle of the early muzzleloading season here in Virginia we pray for safety and success for all those participating in the hunting tradition!  We hope you are blessed in some special way getting to spend time in God’s great outdoors!  Thanks to our supporters, hunters and non-hunters alike, we at Hunters for the Hungry program have been blessed to have processed and distributed 20,726 pounds of high protein venison so far this year to those struggling with hunger. This amount of meat has allowed us to provide 82,904 quarter pound servings of essential lean red meat to men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and veterans who face food insecurity throughout the Commonwealth!

As we celebrate 30 years of operation we have the potential to hit 30 million servings this year!  If we receive the deer and dollars we can achieve this wonderful milestone and touch the lives of so many less fortunate in our communities statewide all while promoting our hunting heritage in such a positive way!  So if you are blessed with harvesting an extra deer or two or more please consider donating to them to Hunters for the Hungry through one of our participating processors or drop off locations. And if you are so blessed financially would you consider a gift to help us cover the processing costs!  You can do so here through our secure server or through our Facebook page at Hunters for the Hungry – Virginia. For every dollar we receive we can process and distribute 3.2 servings of this much needed renewable natural resource. 

Hunters please be safe and we wish you all the very best always and thank you for your support!  

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ATTENTION GOLFERS!!!

Hunters for the Hungry has a few team openings remaining as well as some tax deductible opportunities in the David H. Horne Memorial Golf Tournament!

Again there are a couple team openings available at this time so if you are interested in participating in this special and important fundraiser please contact us as soon as possible at 1-800-352-4868!  We would be blessed to have you join us as we honor the program founder David H. Horne and raise much needed funding prior to the upcoming deer hunting seasons!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANKS TO ALL OUR DONORS AND THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN OUR ON LINE AUCTION!  THANKS TO YOU ALL THIS SPECIAL AND IMPORTANT FUNDRAISER FOR THE PROGRAM WAS ANOTHER SUCCESS! A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO LINKOUS AUCTIONEERS FOR THEIR EFFORTS AND SUPPORT IN THIS EVENT! BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL!

Hunters for the Hungry is excited to announce their 2nd annual ON – LINE Auction Fundraiser starting TOMORROW SEPTEMBER 18, 2021!!!

We are implementing this alternate fundraiser as a replacement to our Roanoke Banquet event again this year!  Additionally, we were not able to hold our annual Northern Virginia Fundraising Banquet event again this year. The loss of funding generated by these two important fundraisers is significant and we are looking to request support of those who may have attended these events or if you simply have had it laid upon your heart to do so that would be wonderful!   WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND CONSIDERATION IN SUPPORTING THIS EFFORT!  WE ALSO THANK THE WONDERFUL FOLKS AT LINKOUS AUCTIONEERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT IN SETTING THIS UP FOR THE SECOND YEAR!

See the letter sent to our previous Roanoke attendees as an appeal for this event AND CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW OR CLICK ON THE LINKOUS AUCTIONEERS LOGO!

 

 

 

 

www.linkousauctioneers.com

 

ATTENTION ALL SHOOTING ENTHUSIASTS!

Make plans to come out and support the 4th Annual Hunters for the Hungry – Shady Grove Sporting Clays Benefit Shoot!   

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2021

Shady Grove Sporting Clays, Remington, VA

We can use shooters, sponsors, and donors for this event as we raise monies for the Hunters for the Hungry program as it prepares to enter the busiest time of year for the program as they accept deer donated from hunters throughout Virginia!  For every dollar that raise or receive they can provide 3.2 quarter pound servings to those struggling with hunger while promoting our hunting heritage in such a positive way!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hunters for the Hungry program was blessed to be able to attend a wonderful dinner meeting on September 2nd with the Bassett Kiwanis Club.  A great group who are doing great things in their community and throughout Henry County!  We were blessed with a gift of $500 which will allow the program to provide 1,600 quarter pound servings of high protein essential red meat to those struggling with hunger in the Henry County area. 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!

THE HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY PROGRAM WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK THE NELSON COUNTY COMMUNITY FUND FOR THEIR PRECIOUS GRANT OF $2,500 FOR THE PROJECT “VENISON FOR THE HUNGRY” FOCUSING ON PROVIDING NUTRITOUS ESSENTIAL LEAN PROTEIN FOR MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN, THE ELDERLY, THE HOMELESS, AND VETERANS STRUGGLING WITH HUNGER IN NELSON COUNTY!

This grant will allow the program to process and distribute 8,000 quarter pound servings through the Nelson County Food Pantry and other Nelson feeding / distribution agencies. 

THANK YOU NELSON COUNTY COMMUNITY FUND FOR HELPING US HELP THOSE LESS FORTUNATE!

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DASH FOR CASH AND OUR TEN PRIZE RAFFLE WINNERS!

The Hunters for the Hungry program would like to thank the donors and supporters who made these two raffles possible!  Your support truly is a blessing to our feeding efforts and we are so thankful!  We also want to thank each and very person who participated in each of these raffle efforts!  You sacrifice your heard earned dollars to help us feed the men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and veterans throughout Virginia!  And thanks also to the Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show for their support in allowing us to conduct and draw our raffles as part of the show each year!          THANK YOU ALL!!!

Our winners of each raffle are below:

 

 

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU to all those who made contributions to the Give Local NRV funding initiative such a wonderful success! With the dollars raised we can provide essential lean protein for men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and veterans in the New River Valley region and throughout Virginia!

This effort raised 1,001.77 which will allow the program to process and distribute over 800 pounds of venison which equates to over 3,200 quarter pound servings going to those struggling with hunger!

 

 

JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING AND GOLFING SEASON!  

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ORDER YOURS TODAY AND SUPPORT THE HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY FEEDING EFFORTS!  ( SEE OUR MERCHANDISE SECTION )

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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?

     

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!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY THROUGH GIVE / CHOOSE

 

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.

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

OF CHESAPEAKE

 

       

 

CWD UPDATE!

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The Hunters for the Hungry program has echoed the sentiment of “being blessed” daily and throughout it’s 29 years! And blessed we truly are! Every dollar an individual, family, organization, foundation, corporation, or just a small town business provides to us, allows us to provide 3.2 quarter pound servings to a man, woman, child, the homeless or a veteran in our great Commonwealth! We say THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who donates these dollars and for those who donate the deer that allow us to provide the essential high protein venison those we serve.

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!

 

 

 
 

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!

http://www.roanokewomensfoundation.org/

 

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE LINKS TO VIEW THE ROANOKE WOMEN’S FOUNDATION GRANT CEREMONY AND VIDEOS!

 

 
 

CLICK ON THE RWF LOGO TO VIEW THE ENTIRE CERMONY VIDEO!

ONE ADDITIONAL VIDEO CLIP!

 

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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!

 Check out a video of the day!

 

 

 
 

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!

https://gf.me/u/ygvu36

 

 

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!

 

Check presented to Gary Arrington by Derek Norwinski of Norwinski Insurance Agency, Inc., Roanoke, VA

 

Click here to make a tax deductible gift!

 

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

 

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!

 

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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!

 

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

                           

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:”