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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!
As we enter the final week of the 2020/2021 season we pray all hunters have a safe and successful time afield and if you are so able please consider donating a deer or two or more if you are so blessed to help us to acquire the venison needed by many feeding programs during this time of year. It is a great way to give back to one’s community and help those who struggle with hunger.
And if you are able and blessed to do so please consider a financial gift to help us with the processing costs associated with the deer donated to our program. It is such a blessing when hunters and non hunters come together to help us help those less fortunate especially here at years end! There are many still struggling as a result of COVID and food banks and feeding programs can use the support!
You can send your tax deductible contribution to Hunters for the Hungry, P. O. Box 304, Big Island, VA 24526 or you can donate here on line through the donate tab on our website, or click on the link to go directly to the secured on line form, https://pay.xpress-pay.com/org/E770DA4777BC443.
Once again we express to everyone our deepest and most heart felt appreciation for your support throughout this year! Happy New Year to you and yours!
We at Hunters for the Hungry would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for all the blessed support we have received this year! Despite all the challenges and changes our program has been so blessed by YOU ALL!!!
We wish you and yours a Merry Christmas as we celebrate a time of family, togetherness, counting our many blessings, and most importantly the birth of a Savior. Christmas blessings from Gary, Mitzi and Amy!
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!
As we find ourselves nearing this Christmas holiday we at Hunters for the Hungry would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a joyous and blessed Christmas and New Year! We are so thankful for all the precious support we have received this past year! Despite all the changes and challenges we have all faced we have been so blessed to have so many individuals, organizations, foundations, businesses, and corporations who have helped meet our needs so we could meet the needs of those less fortunate!
IF you have been so blessed and can support our efforts through a finanacial gift, or if you might be interested in our HftH merchandise click on the appropriate tabs here on our website! Your support is a blessing!
Hunters, we so appreciate you sharing your harvest with us that provides us with the essential lean protein to give to those who struggle with hunger. If you are successful and can harvest a deer or more to donate to our program we have so many feeding programs who could use this lean meat.
Again thank you all on behalf of our program and on behalf of every man, woman, or child you help us touch in the most noble of ways, by giving them something to eat!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
CWD UPDATES – as of DECEMBER 18, 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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CONGRATULATIONS TO BRANDY KUES of WARSAW, VA for being our winner of this great YETI cooler!
A HUGE THANK YOU TO GREEN TOP and all those who purchased tickets in support of this special fundraiser!
CLICK THE TICKET TO SEE THE DRAWING!
ATTENTION HUNTERS IN THE SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREAS! BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE SCHEDULE / LOCATIONS FOR THE 2020 / 2021 GENERAL FIREARMS SEASON FOR THE HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY COLLECTION TRAILER!
We thank the Virginia Hound Heritage Organization their member and supporting hunt clubs for the trailer and this collection effort on behalf of the Hunters for the Hungry program!
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!
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!
ONE ADDITIONAL VIDEO CLIP!
As the muzzleloading season continues and we approach the General Firearms seasons we are excited to add another processor to our list. Our newest processor is Watson Meat and Wild Game Processing in Elk Creek, VA ( GRAYSON COUNTY ) Check out our updated brochure as of NOVEMBER 15, 2020!
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We at Hunters for the Hungry would like to wish all hunters a safe, successful, and blessed time afield with the start of Virginia’s Muzzleloader Deer season! Be sure of your target and beyond and respect all others and the game you pursue!
Please keep Hunters for the Hungry in mind as you are successful! We ask you to consider donating a deer or two or more if you are able to allow us to have the lean venison to provide for those less fortunate AND if you are so blessed please also consider making a financial donation to our program to help us cover the processing costs we incur for each deer donated to our program! You can donate securely through our website here or our Facebook page at Hunters for the Hungry – Virginia. For every dollar you donate we can provide over 3 quarter pound servings for a man, woman, or child struggling with hunger and it is a wonderful way to promote our hunting heritage in such a positive way, showing what hunters give back! Hunters and non hunters alike can come together to help us make a difference in the life of someone less fortunate! Good luck to all!
As we find ourselves entering the busy time of the year for having deer donated to our feeding program we would ask you to consider a financial contribution to support our efforts! We believe the season will be a bountiful one for the hunters of Virginia and we must have the funding in place so we can accept every deer made available to our program, feeding agencies and the precious men, women, and children they serve depend on it! With your support we will be able to take all deer throughout the entire season!
HERE’S A COUPLE NEW RAFFLES THAT YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS FOR IN SUPPORT OF OUR FEEDING EFFORTS!
Thanks to all those who have already sent in financial gifts toward this event, although the event itself was cancelled the love and support remains steadfast!
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!
With the opening of the Urban Archery Season here in Virginia as of Saturday September 5, 2020 we are providing a listing of our participating processors and collection locations for the 2020/2021 hunting seasons.
WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING DEER FOR DONATING TO OUR PROGRAM THAT ARE HARVESTED IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES THIS SEASON!
CLARKE, CULPEPER, FAUQUIER, FREDERICK, AND SHENANDOAH!
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!
2019 / 2020 TEN PRIZE RAFFLE WINNERS!
HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE WONDERFUL SUPPORTERS WHO PURCHASED TICKETS IN SUPPORT OF THIS FUNDRAISING EFFORT AND FOR THE DONORS WHO GAVE TO MAKE THIS RAFFLE POSSIBLE!
HERE ARE YOUR WINNERS!
CHECK BACK FOR FOLLOW UP INFORMATION ON THIS SHOOT! YOU’LL BE ABLE TO CHECK OUT OUR UPCOMING EVENTS AND PRESS RELEASES SECTION TO SEE OUR FULL PRESS RELEASE, OUR WINNERS BY CLASS, AND EVENT PICTURES OF THIS GREAT DAY!
Special thanks to all our attendees, donors, sponsors, and especially to our volunteers, Glenn & Tammy Tharp, and Leslie Carter of Shady Grove Sporting Clays for another wonderful event!
ATTENTION ALL TEN PRIZE RAFFLE TICKET PURCHASERS! IF YOU ARE BUYING OR HAVE PURCHASED RAFFLE TICKETS IN OUR 2019 / 2020 TEN PRIZE RAFFLE PLEASE NOTE THE FLYER BELOW ANNOUNCING THE CHANGE IN LOCATION WHERE WE WILL HOLD THE DRAWING DUE TO THE CANCELLATION OF THE VIRGINIA OUTDOOR SPORTSMAN SHOW! PLEASE CALL US AT 1-800-352-4868 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!
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!
The Hunters for the Hungry 3rd Annual Hunters for the Hungry Shady Grove Sporting Clays Shoot held Saturday August 1, 2020, was our BEST EVER!!
We cannot begin to express our gratitude for all those who came out to shoot and for our donors, sponsors, and volunteers! A special thanks to Glenn and Tammy Tharp for their efforts in making this event such a great success!
The event had a total of 73 shooters for the day and raised a total of $7,100.00 This amount of monies will allow us to provide 22,720 quarter pound servings to men, women, and children struggling with hunger!
We pray this finds you and your families safe and healthy as we have moved into Phase III of the COVID 19! We wish everyone many special blessings during this time and always!
We do regret to inform you that the following events have been cancelled for July and August:
Hunters for the Hungry Northern Virginia Sportsmans Banquet scheduled for July 18th, Park West Lions CLub, Manassas, VA
(This event may possibly be re-scheduled to October 24th, look for future announcements)
Hunters for the Hungry Night with the Lynchburg Hillcats scheduled for Thursday August 20th at the Bank of the James Stadium, Lynchburg
(We hope to be blessed with this event next season)
Our Fundraising events typically raise about 18% of our annual budget! As we continue to either try and re-schedule events or are having to cancel them would you please consider a financial gift to our feeding program to help with these losses. With the hunting seasons only a few months away we truly need your help to make sure we have the funds in place to accept deer during this critical time!
You can donate here by clicking on the jumping deer!
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!
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!
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Support Hunters for the Hungry through the purchase of merchandise or our 2019/2020 Ten Prize Raffle!
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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!!!!
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 ON THE HILLCATS LOGO FOR A GREAT STORY DONE BY WDBJ 7 TV ON THE HILLCATS EVENT AND HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY!
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!
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 – email@example.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:”