Braxton and Shirley Bell at our golf tournament in Lynchburg. Braxton and Shirley made our day by surprising us with a visit this past October.
We are very saddened to report the loss of our beloved long-time advisory board member Braxton Bell. Braxton was an exceptional person and led a life of service. He served as Captain with the Virginia State Police, as Ruritan National President and on the Hunters for the Hungry Advisory Board for over 20 years. The golf tournament that the Downing Ruritan Club held each spring in memory of our founder, David Horne is being held this year in Braxton’s honor. We hope you can come out and join us on May 9th as we celebrate all that Braxton and his fellow Ruritans have done to provide food for those in need. Additional information on the tournament is listed under events schedule. Braxton and his family requested that memorial gifts be made to Hunters for the Hungry, checks may be sent to P.O. Box 304, Big Island, VA 24526. Braxton you will be greatly missed. Here is a link to Braxton’s obituary - braxton obituary.
Welcome to theHunters for the Hungry Website!
We are a 501 (c) (3) charity that operates statewide. Through the generosity of Virginia hunters and many financial contributors we have been able to provide over 25.5 million quarter-pound servings of venison since our program began in 1991. Our goal for this year is to provide 325,000 pounds of venison to people in need in Virginia. If we are successful this will allow us to provide 1.3 million quarter-pound servings of lean nutritious meat. Please explore our website to see how you can get involved.
Hunters for the Hungry
P.O. Box 304,
Big Island, VA 24526
The 2017/2018 hunting season has begun and hunters have generously started donating deer. Financial donations are very much needed as our expected processing fees for this year are $308,750.00. Donations are tax deductible and can be made by sending a check or money order to the above address. If you would like to use your credit or debit card for making a donation please call our office 1-800-352-4868 and our staff will be happy to assist you.
Because of the success of the Free Hunter Drawing we will be having another Free Drawing for Donating Hunters this year. Here is the information on the 2017/18 drawing:
For each deer a hunter donates to the Hunters for the Hungry program between the start of the 2017 Urban Archery Season on Saturday, September 2nd to the end of the General Firearms season on Saturday January 6, 2018 they will be given an entry into this drawing. You will receive one ticket for each donated deer! For a listing of the HftH processors and collection sites across the state visit the Hunters for the Hungry website, www.h4hungry.org or call them at 800-352-4868. The processors and collections sites will have the tickets for you to complete when you donate your deer. To be entered, you must fill in the ticket completely. As always, we ask that you donate mature, large bodied, field-dressed deer to help us utilize the money that is given to us wisely.
There will be 25 tickets drawn. You do not need to be present to win.
Unless otherwise noted the prizes are donated by Green Top Sporting Goods!
The prizes in the drawing are:
1st – $1,000 Green Top Sporting Goods Gift Card – Value $1,000
2nd – Browning X-Bolt Hunter .30-06 Rifle With Walnut Stock – Value $800
3rd – Parker Centerfire Crossbow Package – Donated By Parker Bows, Mint Spring, VA-Value $700
4th – Parker Thunderhawk MR Package With Multi Reticle Scope – Value $600
5th – $500 Toward Taxidermy At Lacy’s Taxidermy – Donated By Lacy’s Taxidermy & Supply, Chris Lacy, Rapidan, VA – Value $500
6th – Mossberg 500 Grand Slam Turkey 12 Gauge Shotgun – Value $500
7th - Ruger American Compact Pro Semi Auto 9mm Pistol – Value $480
8th – Thompson Center Venture .30-06 Rifle – Value $450
9th - YETI Tundra 65qt Cooler (White ) – Value $400
10th – Firedisc Deep 24” Portable Cooker – Value $380
11th – Go Pro HERO 4 Black HD Waterproof Action Camera – Value $330
12th – Your Entire Deer Processed In Specialty Snack Sticks & Summer Sausage – Donated By
Schrock’s Slaughterhouse, Gladys, VA –Value $300
13th – Vortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder – Value $300
14th – X-Stand X-1 Climbing Treestand – Value $250
15th – Barronett “Pentagon” Ground Blind – Value $230
16th – Icotech GC500 Programmable Game Call – Value $200
17th – Garmin Drive 60 GPS – Value $180
18th – Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 7000 Baitcasting Combo – Value $170
19th – Browning Strike Force HD Pro Trail Camera – Donated By Gary Arrington, Bedford, VA – Value $160
20th – Field & Stream “Lookout” Ladder Stand – Donated By Chris Walker, Springfield, VA – Value $120
21st – HftH “David’s Buck” Framed Print – Value $120
22nd – Complete Set of 4 Hunters for the Hungry Shirts – Value $100
23rd – Hunters For The Hungry Collector’s Knife – Value $100
24th – Outdoor Edge Game Processing Kit – Donated By Joe Albert, Green Valley Meat Processing, Monroe, VA – Value $90
25th – Seth McGinn Original 4 Gallon Can Cooker – Value $80
Drawing will be held on April 13, 2018 between noon and 5 p.m. at the Hunters for the Hungry office located at 1108 Sedalia School Road, Big Island, VA 24526. You do not need to be present to win.
Official Rules: This drawing is being held to encourage donations of deer to the Hunters for the Hungry program operated by Virginia Hunters Who Care, Inc. For each legally harvested deer a hunter donates at a participating processing location or collection site between the start of the 2017 Urban Archery Season, Saturday, September 2nd to the end of the General Firearms season on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 they will be given one ticket into this drawing. To be entered you must fill in the form completely. Processors may refuse to accept deer that have not been properly field dressed and cared for in a manner that insures quality useable meat. To help the program be as cost-effective as possible we ask that you donate mature large-bodied deer on which you have made a clean shot. This contest is not encouraging the harvesting of fawns! You may enter the contest as many times as you are able to legally harvest deer. Winners will be contacted by phone and posted on our website at www.h4hungry.org. If you have questions please contact us at 800-352-4868 or at email@example.com.
For more information on Hunters for the Hungry or the drawing call 1-800-352-4868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Deepest Thanks to Green Top Hunting & Fishing – www.greentophuntfish.com
the Official Sponsor of the Drawing!
WINNER DRAWN FOR THE 2016/2017 UTV AND TRAILER RAFFLE
Gary Arrington, Special Projects Coordinator for Hunters for the Hungry hands over the key to Will Havens, winner of the UTV and trailer raffle!
On Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show we had the drawing for our 2016 Landmaster UTV and Holmes Trailer. The winning ticket number is 2775. The prize was claimed by Mr. William R. Havens of Hopewell, Virginia. Mr. Havens has served our country in the National Guard for twenty years. Congratulations Mr. Havens and our deepest thanks to everyone who purchased tickets and helped this fundraiser to be a success.