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Virginia Hunters for the Hungry
Hunters for the Hungry receives support from the Virginia Hound Heritage Foundation!
On Thursday March 16th the Hunters for the Hungry program was blessed to receive a financial gift in the amount of $10,000.00 to assist the program with covering processing bills and to expand operations and efforts throughout 2023.
The Virginia Hound Heritage organization has been such a huge blessing to the Hunters for the Hungry program in several special ways. This group of men, women, and families have worked to bring their communities together to serve their communities by giving those in need high protein, essential red meat. They have contributed deer, dollars, and equipment to afford the HFTH to have a huge impact in their local area and throughout the eastern portion of Virginia. Since 2018 they have donated / collected 1,109 deer for the program allowing it to process approximately 44,360 pounds of venison which has provided 177,440 quarter pound servings going to men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and veterans struggling with hunger. In addition to the deer donations, the VHH has now donated $27,980 and purchased 2 refrigerated collection coolers and a trailer to allow deer to be collected in a total of 5 counties.
Make plans to come out this Saturday, March 25th, for some wonderful food, fellowship, and the sharing of God’s word.
PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE 35TH ANNUAL WESTERN VIRGINIA SPORTS SHOW and visit the Hunters for the Hungry booth!
February 24, 25, and 26th, 2023 – 35th Annual Western Virginia Sports Show at the Augusta Expo, Fishersville, VA – THE SHOW WHERE THE PROS GO!!! Make plans to come out to this family friendly show with something for the whole family! Free Seminars, Hunting, Fishing, and Archery Equipment, Trout Fishing Tank, and this year a featured Biggest Sale EVER on Hunting Apparel! For more information visit www.westernvasportshow.com
NEED A GREAT TAX BENEFIT FOR 2023?
Hunters for the Hungry still has NAP credits available!
Hunters for the Hungry is Enrolled and Participates in the Neighborhood Assistance Program, (NAP) implemented by the Virginia Department of Social Services!
Donors not only get tax credit for their contribution to Hunters for the Hungry but also can earn STATE tax credits up to 65% of your donation! FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CALL 1-800-352-4868 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a great opportunity to support the Hunters for the Hungry program feeding efforts but to also get additional tax benefits. Donations made this year can be used for 2023 taxes!
The purpose of the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) is to encourage businesses, trusts and individuals to make donations to approved 501(c) (3) organizations for the benefit of low-income persons. In return for their contributions, businesses, trusts and individuals may receive tax credits equal to 65 percent of the donation that may be applied against their state income tax liability.
Please note the press release below regarding a confirmed case of Chronic Wasting Disease in an adult male deer legally harvested in Fairfax County. The Hunters for the Hungry program will continue their protocol of testing all deer harvested in any county with a “test positive” for CWD. The program will continue to work in partnership with the Department of Wildlife Resources and the Fairfax County Deer Management program to assist hunters with management efforts and to provide a healthy food resource to the many feeding programs served.
Currently in the late season the program will continue to accept deer through Mark’s Butcher Shop in Hamilton, Loudoun County, and through their collection location at Christ Church, in Fairfax Station. If you have any questions please contact Hunters for the Hungry at 1-800-352-4868.
A reminder to all hunters please take time to make yourself aware of Chronic Wasting Disease, regulations pertaining to CWD, and your role in helping to monitor and contain this disease. We all play a part in this effort to manage and protect our whitetail deer resource here in Virginia. For information visit the DWR website at www.dwr.virginia.gov/wildlife/diseases/cwd
On Wednesday January 11, 2023 the Hunters for the Hungry program received a grant from the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region for $5,000! We would like to express our deepest and most sincere thanks and appreciation to the Foundation and its Board for their blessed support!
The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region, www.cfdrr.org, is a Danville based Foundation whose mission is to improve and enrich the lives of people in their community by encouraging the generosity of donors; by receiving, managing and distributing important resources; and by meeting a variety of charitable purposes in the community. The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region serves the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County to South Boston/Halifax County, Virginia, and Caswell County, North Carolina.
Their vision is to recognize the needs and provide resources to improve the quality of life in the communities they serve and to serve the wishes of their donors.
This grant of $5,000.00 will allow the program to cover the processing costs for deer donated by hunters, farmers, and through herd management efforts. These deer afford us the ability to provide feeding and distribution programs a source of high protein red meat for their clients. These grants dollars will allow us to process and distribute approximately 3,636 pounds of venison which will provide over 14,500 quarter-pound servings to those in need through God’s Storehouse, the Northern Pittsylvania County Food Pantry, and Victory International Ministry Food Pantry, as well as any other area missions, churches, and food pantries in the Foundation focus area.
If you have been so blessed and are able to make a financial gift of any amount to support the Hunters for the Hungry program as we begin 2023 please click here! We are receiving bills from the 2022/2023 hunting seasons and your support is a blessing!
Hunters for the Hungry receives grant from the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation!
The Hunters for the Hungry program received a timely grant from the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, www.lynchburgfoundation.org, to assist with their feeding efforts throughout the City of Lynchburg and the Counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell. The Foundation blessed the program with a grant of $7,000.00 which was made possible through the Sackett-Graves Fund. These dollars will afford the program the ability to cover the processing bills received from the 2022/2023 deer seasons and will provide over 5,000 pounds, 2.5 tons, of lean high protein venison to feeding programs within the Foundation focus area. This will allow the program to distribute approximately 20,360 quarter pound servings to men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and veterans who are food insecure. We express our deepest and most sincere gratitude to the Sackett-Graves family and the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation for their blessed support!
HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY RECEIVES GRANT THROUGH ALTRIA CONTRIBUTING TOGETHER! (ACT)
The Hunters for the Hungry program is humbled to announce that they have been selected again this year to receive a grant in the amount of $15,000.00 from the Altria Companies – Altria Contributing Together (ACT) Initiative! The ACT Initiative drives business and social impact by helping Altria employees engage with diverse community partners for positive social change. It also encourages employees to take pride in taking action to help their communities thrive. This is accomplished by employees getting involved in their communities through volunteering, workplace giving and other civic action. Strengthening individual connection to the community helps them to learn to lead more inclusively, and deepens connections to shared purpose in their work.
The Altria Contributing Together program provides transformative volunteering opportunities, cultivates civic awareness and reinforces individuals’ interest in serving their communities. www.altria.com/people-and-careers/our-people-and-communities
These precious dollars are critical and will allow the program to accept approximately 270 deer that will be donated to the program during the 2022 / 2023 deer hunting seasons. This number of deer would allow the program to process and distribute approximately 10,880 pounds, 5 tons, of high protein lean venison to feeding agencies and distribution programs that participate with Hunters for the Hungry statewide! This volume of meat will provide approximately 43,520 quarter pound servings to men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and veterans struggling with hunger.
THANK YOU TO THE ALTRIA FAMILY OF COMPANIES AND ALL THOSE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE A PART OF THE ALTRIA CONTRIBUTING TOGETHER INITIATIVE! WE ARE SO BLESSED THROUGH YOUR BELIEF IN OUR MISSION AND SUPPORT OF OUR FEEDING EFFORTS!
Our 2022 Covington Project – 2,000 pounds distributed!
On December 16, 2022 the Hunters for the Hungry was blessed to be a part of a project that has been in existence for many years. The project, which began with the vision and heart of Volunteer Mike Bodkin, has been ongoing for over 15 years. Each year Mike coordinates the efforts to ensure all recipient feeding programs are notified and then sets up the delivery date with Hunters for the Hungry. This project is supported by Green Valley Meat Processing and is funded through the finanacial support of the Westrock corporation of Covington.
This year the program was blessed to pick up approximately 2,000 pounds of venison at Green Valley Meat processors in Amherst County and delivered to the following feeding programs in Covington; The Covington Salvation Army, The South Covington United Methodist Church Food Pantry, The McAllister Memorial Presbyterian Church Pantry. Also this year the project was able to provide venison once again the a newer feeding program serving Clifton Forge; Senior Plaza – Clifton Forge Food Pantry! This meat delivery helps to supplement the venison processed locally by Bartley’s Meat Processing!
The program is blessed to serve these programs who provide for the citizens of Alleghany County and they surrounding areas.
As we find ourselves in the midst of this season of giving our program has been completely overwhelmed by the generosity and support we’ve been blessed with through the financial support of our program.
Today we were blessed with a wonderful gift from the USG Foundation and were honored to meet and fellowship with Mr. Ken Hinley, Area Account Rep for Virginia and Mr. Jeff McNees, Regional Sales Manager who presented us a check for $5,000.00!
We thank Ken for his presentation on behalf of our program among several charitable submissions where HFTH was selected for this precious gift.
These dollars will allow us to process and distribute 3,636 pounds, 1.8 tons, of quality lean protein. This amount of venison will allow the program to be able to provide 14,545 quarter pound servings to those facing hunger throughout Virginia.
Thank you USG, Ken, and Jeff.
This week Hunters for the Hungry was blessed with many precious financial gifts received in a number of way, here are a few of the gifts we received from a few blessed supporters!
Joel Hoeffner of Mossy Oak Properties Land and Farms Realty stopped by and shared a time of fellowship and made an annual precious gift!
Thank you Joel!
On Friday we were blessed again this year with a visit from Mr. Carl Massie from Southern Air! He and his coworkers have simply passed a hat each year to raise money for our charity. This simple act has raised several thousand dollars in the last several years to help with our feeding efforts! However, this year Mr. Massie took it a step further addressing his church at Piney River Baptist and then asking them to provide any financial support they could and he and his wife matched it! What a wonderful gift! God bless you and your wife Mr Massie, the blessed folks at Piney River Baptist and the great employees at Southern Air!
And this our Associate Director Mitzi Boyd holds a check for $500 from Scott Insurance that was donated due to a financial support request made by Amanda Franklin, who believes in our mission!
Hunters for the Hungry is so blessed by the hunters who share their harvest and by all the hunters and non- hunters alike who come together to help us feed those struggling with hunger. THANK YOU ALL!!!
We are right in the middle of hunting seasons and the season of giving, would you consider a gift to support our efforts!
As the Hunting Seasons get into full swing we at Hunters for the Hungry are in the midst of our busiest time of the year when we are receiving numerous deer by successful hunters as well as the processing bills for the deer they are donating! We as a program are so very blessed by all the support we receive each day from donors and supporters. Our program operates through funding we receive from seven different sources: Churches, Foundations, Individuals, Organizations, Events, Raffles, and Merchandise Sales.
One special area of support from which our program receives funding are through grants received through a variety of Foundations! Below we would like to recognize some of the grant support we have received throughout 2022!
Hunters for the Hungry receives grant from the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia
The Women in Philanthropy Grant
On September 22, 2022 the Hunters for the Hungry program was blessed to receive a grant in the amount of $10,000 for their distribution efforts in Henry and Patrick Counties and the City of Martinsville. These dollars will afford us the ability to process and distribute approximately 6,660 pounds of venison for feeding programs located within the grant focus area. This amount of venison will provide approximately 26,660 quarter pound servings to men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and veterans struggling with hunger in the focus areas. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all those who make up the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia and the great ladies of the Women in Philanthropy initiative.
Women In Philanthropy(WIP) is an exciting initiative of Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia’s Martinsville Regional Office that started in October 2009. This initiative recognizes and celebrates the important role that women play in making our community a wonderful place to live. The mission of Women In Philanthropy is to encourage, increase and recognize women’s participation in philanthropy and to make significant impact grants in the local community.
On Wednesday November 16, 2022 the Hunters for the Hungry program was blessed with a grant in the amount of $9,000 from the Bedford Community Health Foundation. This amount of monies will allow us to process and distribute 6,545 pounds, over 3 tons, of venison to those in need through the 6 feeding programs that participate with our program in Bedford County. This amount of venison equates to 26,182 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!
As we find ourselves in the middle of the 2022/2023 deer seasons 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 nearly 50,000 pounds of high protein venison so far this year to those struggling with hunger. This amount of meat has allowed us to provide nearly 200,000 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 are in our 31st year of operation we have now processed and distributed over 30 million servings! We are so blessed to have the support and to be able to 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 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!
On Wednesday November 16, 2022 Hunters for the Hungry received a grant from the Community Foundation Serving the New River Valley. The grant was for $4,000 and will be utilized to conduct program operations in the grant focus area of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Wythe Counties, including the City of Radford.
These dollars will be used to cover processing costs for over 70 deer which will produce approximately 2,900 pounds of lean protein. This total number of pounds will yield approximately 11,630 quarter pound servings of lean high protein red meat for so many families and individuals who are struggling with hunger during this Christmas season.
The Fund for the NRV provides support for both immediate and long-term initiatives that CONNECT individuals and organizations working toward common goals, INSPIRE innovative solutions that address the root causes of our community’s most pressing needs, and EMPOWER nonprofit organizations to become leaders in overcoming community challenges of all kinds. The Fund for the NRV supports CFNRV grant programs and administrative services for these four initiatives:
First Steps, Aging in Community, Nonprofit Leadership Institute, NRVThrive
On November 26, 2022. the Hunters for the Hungry program was blessed to receive a grant of $5,000 from The Martinsville Area Endowment Fund as part of their Summer Cycle Grants! This precious grant is distributed through the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia!
This grant will afford the program the ability to process and distribute approximately 3,636 pounds of meat which will yield approximately 14,545 quarter pound servings that will serve those struggling with hunger in the City of Martinsville and surrounding areas.
Hunters for the Hungry feeds thousands in Virginia
Our hope and prayer is that as you take to the forests and fields tomorrow for the Opening Day of General Firearms Season that you will be safe, successful, and blessed sharing a time of fellowship with family and friends while making many wonderful memories.
Please be mindful of others, practice safe, legal, and ethical hunting, respecting one another, those who are not hunting, and the game you will be pursuing! We would also ask you to think of those less fortunate in your community and throughout our great Commonwealth. If you care so blessed please consider donating a deer or two or more this hunting season and a if you are able maybe make a financial gift in support of our program so we can cover the processing bills for all deer donated to us. You help us to feed those struggling with hunger, especially with the current economic environment AND it is a great way to promote our hunting heritage in a positive way! You support means so much!
CLICK HERE TO DONATE!
Below you will see a list of participating processors and collection locations as of November 15, 2022!
( If you have a processor you use that is not on our list please encourage them to contact us so we can try and get them enrolled to work with our feeding efforts! )
WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME OUR 3 NEWEST PROCESSING LOCATIONS AND THANK THEM FOR SUPPORTING OUR PROGRAM!
Ballos Family Farms Processing, Steve Ballos, 8496 New Ashcake Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116 (804) 399 – 1760 CLOSED SUNDAY! CALL AHEAD for DROP-OFF!
JAMES CITY COUNTY
Briar Creek Deer Processing, Chris Chandler, 7742 Newman Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188 (757) 508 – 5102
Broken Oak Farm & Meat Processing, Richie Nester, 322 Doe Run, Max Meadows, VA 24360 (276) 620 – 3280 CLOSED SUNDAYS CALL AHEAD for DROP OFF
With the General Firearms Deer Season opening Statewide this Saturday November 19th we pray for safety and success for all those afield! Just a couple reminders for some of the areas we serve!
First in the Disease Management Area, DMA # 3, which encompasses Carroll, Floyd, Montgomery, and Pulaski on OPENING DAY NOVEMBER 19th ALL DEER HARVESTED IN THESE COUNTIES MUST BE TESTED! The Department of Wildlife Resources is conducting this effort to monitor Chronic Wasting Disease! We encourage ALL hunters to help with this effort and follow all applicable rules and regulations regarding this incurable disease! We as hunters must do our part and educate ourselves on this disease.
CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW FOR TESTING LOCATIONS!
Second if you hunt in the Isle of Wight, Southampton, Sussex, and Suffolk areas the Virginia Hound Heritage Organization is overseeing collection efforts for Hunters for the Hungry again this season! One of the two refrigerated coolers they purchased and manage will be located at:
Adams Peanuts, 9243 General Mahone Highway, Waverly, VA 23890
Below you will see the LOCATION SCHEDULE for the a second trailer managed by the Virginia Hound Heritage Organization:
TOMORROW NOVEMBER 5TH IS THE OPENING DAY OF VIRGINIA’S EARLY MUZZLELOADING SEASON FOR DEER.
We at Hunters for the Hungry wish everyone a safe and successful time afield as you make memories in God’s great outdoors! Reminder to be safe and respect one another as well as the game you pursue!
If you are blessed with your harvest and can donate and deer or two or more OR if you can also support us with a financial gift this time of year is critical for us as we have so many feeding programs with need in the fall and winter months and we will be receiving many bills from the processors who are so wonderful to work with our program!
BELOW YOU WILL SEE OUR PROGRAM BROCHURE UPDATED AS OF NOVEMBER 4, 2022 AND A MESSAGE FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES!
If you have any questions, needs, or concerns please contact us anytime at 1-800-352-4868 or (434) 942 – 9827.
Deer Muzzleloading Hunting season opens November 5! Before you head into the woods this fall, be sure to check out these important safety measures and prepare for the season ahead. Have a safe and successful hunting season. dwr.virginia.gov/hunting/. #vawildlife #explorethewild
CAN YOU MAKE A FINANCIAL GIFT TO SUPPORT US!
Hunters for the Hungry – FALL SUPPORT APPEAL!
As we find ourselves in the early deer seasons here in our great Commonwealth our program is entering the period where we will be able to touch lives by providing those who have need with high protein essential lean red meat. It will also be a time where we will receive a large number of processing bills for the processing services resulting from all the deer donated to us. As processors have seen their costs increase they have had to pass along some price increases to our program as well. We are currently still processing venison for $1.38 cents per pound which is so cost effective when compared to similar cuts of beef. We are all dealing with the current economic situation and while things have been challenging for us all, there are so many more people who are needing assistance and finding themselves, food insecure. This is a two edged sword for our program as we are seeing a continued increase in the number of requests we are receiving from feeding programs statewide for our support and having both the deer and dollars necessary to meet this demand for red meat for healthy diets. In order to be able to accept every deer made available to us by hunters, through herd management efforts by cities, towns, and municipalities as well as through crop damage permits acquired by farmers protecting their crops, we must have the funds in place to cover the processing costs for these donated animals.
There are foodbanks, missions, and churches who are seeing as much as a 300% increase in those coming in for assistance and they need this high protein resource for their clients for healthy eating, especially for children and the elderly. Additionally, the venison we provide them is free and supports their already strained budgets!
Would you search your heart and consider a gift of any amount in support of our feeding efforts! For every dollar we receive we can provide 3.0 quarter pound servings of essential lean red meat to men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and veterans who are struggling with hunger in your community and throughout our blessed state.
Donating is simple and easy, you can mail a check or money order made payable to Hunters for the Hungry and send to P. O. Box 304, Big Island, VA 24526, you can call our office and make a donation by telephone, 1-800-352-4868, or you can donate on line through our secured server by clicking here!
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On Wednesday October 5th the Hunters for the Hungry program was blessed to hold its 21st Annual David H. Horne Memorial Golf Tournament to honor its founder David Horne, bring about more awareness of the Hunters for the Hungry program, and raise monies to support the feeding efforts throughout the upcoming hunting seasons and into the New Year.
The weather was absolutely fantastic as was the food once again provided by Eddie and Cheryl Ragland. The fellowship and friendly competition along with some great prizes and fun fundraising activities made for a perfect day in every way!
The Hunters for the Hungry program would like to express it’s deepest and most sincere thanks to all the golfers who came out in support of the event. Likewise thanks so much to all the donors and sponsors who each year make this event such a huge success. AND a special thanks to all our volunteers who came out to help things get set up and taken down and to run so smoothly throughout.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!
The event raised a total of $21,019.00 which will afford the program the ability to process and distribute 15,287 pounds, 61,146 quarter pound servings of lean venison to those struggling with hunger. To date this single event honoring our founder, has raised a total of $438,475.98 which has produced 1,275,566 quarter pound servings going to men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and veterans facing hunger throughout our great Commonwealth.
Check out our video of the day below as well as our press release recognizing all those who make this another successful and fun event!
Hunters for the Hungry is blessed to have the support from and be partnered with Green Top! They are one of our drop locations accepting deer on our behalf and we encourage you to support them as they support us throughout the year in so many wonderful ways!
On Thursday September 22, 2022 the Hunters for the Hungry program was blessed to receive a grant of $10,000 from the Women in Philanthropy initiative through the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia!
The Women in Philanthropy initiative recognizes and celebrates the important role that women play in making their community a wonderful place to live. Their mission is to encourage, increase, and recognize women’s participation in philanthropy and to make significant impact grants in the local community serving Henry and Patrick Counties and the City of Martinsville.
This grant will allow the Hunters for the Hungry program to process and distribute a total of 7,273 pounds, over 3 tons, of high protein essential lean red meat to men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and veterans in the grant focus area. This amount of meat will afford the program to provide over 29,000 quarter pound servings for those in need throughout the remainder of this year and into 2023.
Informative radio spot regarding this event conducted by WLQM 101.7 !
We would like to once again thank those who donated to this effort and for Larry Linkous and Linkous Auctioneers for their precious support for many years in helping with our Roanoke Banquet auction fundraising activity!
Hunters for the Hungry would like to thank all the Lynchburg Hillcats Organization, staff and players, the sponsors and donors, our precious volunteers, and ALL THE FANS who came out Thursday night August 18th in support of the Hunters for the Hungry Night at Lynchburg City Stadium!
We were so blessed to share the great game of baseball and to share in the fellowship with all in attendance as we raised awareness and funds for the program and our feeding efforts! We would also like to express our deepest appreciation to Keith Johnson and the Watt Foster Family Foundation for their special gift of $1,000.00 in support of our charity!
A MOST HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS EVENT ANOTHER WONDERFUL SUCCESS!
Our Hunters for the Hungry night with the Lynchburg Hillcats has been blessed to have so much great support thus far! Great media coverage and we are so excited about the event tomorrow night August 18th at Lynchburg City Stadium.
Game time 6:30 pm and Gates open at 6:00 pm
Thanks WSET 13, WDBJ 7, Lynchburg Talk Radio Network, and WLNI for their great support!
Please make plans to come out for this special event and wear your favorite camo, let’s PAINT THE PARK “CAMO FOR A CAUSE”!
Thursday August 18th is the Hunters for the Hungry Night with the Lynchburg Hillcats at Lynchburg City Stadium!
Game time is 6:30 pm Gates Open at 6:00 pm
Please make plans to come out and support the Lynchburg Hillcats, enjoy a great night of baseball, and participate in the 50 prize raffle, the 50/50 raffle and silent auction all to raise funds for the Hunters for the Hungry!
VIRGINIA TALK RADIO NETWORK INTERVIEW!
27th Annual Belvoir Bowhunters 3D Shoot to Benefit Hunters for the Hungry!
On Saturday August 13th the Hunters for the Hungry program was once again blessed to be a part of the 27th Annual Belvoir Bowhunters Hunters for the Hungry 3D Benefit Shoot!
With over 60 shooters in attendance there was a lot of great fellowship and friendly competition, both on the 3D course and with some of the novelty shoots enjoyed by all such as the Iron buck, the jug shoot, and the ping pong ball challenge!
There was some awesome food available as well as a huge raffle filled with some great prizes!
A total of $5,000 was raised and a check presented to Hunters for the Hungry at the conclusion of this special event!
The Belvoir Bowhunters Organization and the wonderful folks with the Northern Virginia Archers Group worked and sacrificed tirelessly to make this event another great success. Due to the hard work, dedication, and devotion of the Belvoir Bowhunters this single event has now raised a total of $93,359.76 which has afforded the Hunters for the Hungry program to the ability to process 67,898 pounds which equates to 271,592 quarter pound servings of high protein essential lean venison going to men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and our veterans struggling with hunger!
Thanks to everyone who put so much into putting the event together and organizing it and for all those who came out in support of this special day!
THE HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY PROGRAM CONDUCTED THEIR ANNUAL TEN PRIZE AND DASH FOR CASH RAFFLE DRAWINGS AT THE VIRGINIA OUTDOOR SPORTSMAN SHOW SUNDAY AUGUST 7TH. PLEASE NOTE THE WINNERS LIST POSTED BELOW FOR EACH RAFFLE AND IF YOU’D LIKE TO SEE THE LIVE DRAWING CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW EACH LIST!
We are so very grateful for all of our donors and sponsors of these two special fundraisers and we thank each person who sacrificed of their financial resources to make these another success for our feeding charity. YOU ALL help us to make a difference in the lives of those facing hunger!
2022 DASH FOR CASH
2022 TEN PRIZE RAFFLE
Donating is simple and easy, you can mail a check or money order made payable to Hunters for the Hungry and send to P. O. Box 304, Big Island, VA 24526, you can call our office and make a donation by telephone, 1-800-352-4868, or you can donate on line through our secured server by clicking here!
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HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY CONTINUES TO NEED YOUR HELP WITH OUR NEW COOKBOOK PROJECT!
With many of the deer seasons having ended and folks enjoying the furits of their harvest we are sure many have broken out their favorite venison recipe! As you enjoy that with which you have been blessed with would you consider helping us to help those who struggle with hunger each day?
The Hunters for the Hungry program is putting together a Volume III Venison Cookbook! We have been blessed to offer Volume’s I and II over the last 25 years and would like to have a new cookbook to offer to assist with our fundraising efforts! If you have a favorite recipe you’d be willing to share we cannot begin to tell you how much this would meann in helping us with this special project please see the note below! You can e-mail us your recipe to email@example.com OR mail to Hunters for the Hungry, P. O. Box 304, Big Island, VA 24526 If your recipe is to honor or in memory of someone or an special event send us a picture to go with it!
Please help spread the word to anyone you know and ask them to send us their favorite recipe or recipes, as we would like to offer a new cookbook around July / August 2022! Thank you all so much and God bless you each one!
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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!
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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.
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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The Hunters for the Hungry program has echoed the sentiment of “being blessed” daily and throughout it’s 30 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!
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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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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!
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Hunters for the Hungry, P.O. Box 304, Big Island, VA 24526
1-800-352-4868 or e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Shipping address: Hunters for the Hungry, 1108 Sedalia School Road Room #4, Big Island, VA 24526
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:”