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July 19, 1952 – February 14, 2002

      

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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 feeds thousands in Virginia

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ATTENTION HUNTERS!!!

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!

HANOVER COUNTY

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

WYTHE COUNTY

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!

https://www.wfxrtv.com/news/outdoors-bound/testing-required-on-deer-harvested-by-hunters-in-four-new-river-valley-counties/

 

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!

https://fb.watch/gw36W0DgAm/

 

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!

www.cfwesternva.org

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 !

 

ATTENTION ROANOKE BANQUET AND ALL HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY SUPPORTERS!

We are blessed to once again in lieu of an actual in person event for 2022 to be able to hold an on line fundraising effort.   We are asking folks who may have attended the event in the past to maybe participate in this auction effort OR you can make a financial donation in honor of it! 

SEE LETTER BELOW!

 

 

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!  Please click on their logo to visit their site and click on the link for the

HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY ROANOKE SPORTSMAN’S BANQUET ON LINE AUCTION!  

 

 

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”!

 

 

REMINDER!

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.belvoirbowhunters.com

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/huntersforthehungryva/videos/446523547358846

2022 TEN PRIZE RAFFLE

https://www.facebook.com/huntersforthehungryva/videos/1464702357312709

 

ATTENTION BASEBALL FANS AND HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY SUPPORTERS!

THURSDAY AUGUST 18, 2022 – LYNCHBURG CITY STADIUM – GAME TIME – 6:30 PM GATES OPEN – 6:00 PM

Here’s a great opportunity to come out and enjoy America’s game, baseball, and support the Hunters for the Hungry program and the Lynchburg Hillcats, Class A Affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians!

There will be a huge raffle, silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle all drawn and given away the night of the event!   

Wear your favorite camo item and let’s help “PAINT THE PARK CAMO FOR A CAUSE”!

GREAT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR VOLUMES OF TICKETS AND LOTS OF ADVERTISEMENT AND RECOGNITION THE NIGHT OF THE GAME!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAN YOU MAKE A FINANCIAL GIFT TO SUPPORT US!

Hunters for the Hungry – SPRING APPEAL!

We here at Hunters for the Hungry truly realize with the current economic situation times have been tighter for us all, however, it is also 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! In order to continue to accept deer that are donated 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 3.2 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 Commonwealth. 

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!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

 

 

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 hunt4hungry@cs.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!

 

On Wednesday January 19, 2022 the Hunters for the Hungry program was blessed to receive an $8,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region!  We extend our deepest thanks and appreciation to the Foundation and its Board for their precious 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 $8,000.00 will allow us to cover the costs for processing 160 deer donated to us to utilize for a source of high protein red meat. It will allow us to produce approximately 6,400 pounds of venison which will afford us the program the ability to provide 25,600 quarter-pound servings to those in need through God’s Storehouse, the Northern Pittsylvania County Food Pantry and the Church of Outreach Ministries, 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 amout to support the Hunters for the Hungry program please click here! We are receiving bills from the 2021/2022 hunting seasons and your support is a blessing!

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region

 

Hunters for the Hungry was blessed again today with a visit from some great folks from Southern Air Corporation of Lynchburg! This is an annual blessing where they have an employee Christmas gathering and pass the hat to collect dollars to support our program’s feeding efforts! In 3 years, through this single effort, they have contributed $1,890! These dollars allow the program to provide 6,048 quarter pound servings to those struggling with hunger! Thanks so much to Carl Massie, Charlie Gauldin, and all those with Southern Air who are a part of this wonderful gift! Merry Christmas to you all and your families!

 

The Covington Christmas Project – December 16, 2021

On December 16, 2021 the Hunters for the Hungry was once again blessed to be a part of a project that has been in existence for many years. The project was started and each year is coordinated by Hunters for the Hungry Volunteer Mike Bodkin and is funded through support of the Westrock corporation of Covington. 

This year approximately 2,000 pounds of venison was picked up at Green Valley Meat processors 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. This year meat was provided to a new  feeding program serving Clifton Forge; Senior Plaza! This meat 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.

 

Green Valley Staff Loading!

Covington Salvation Army – Major Robin Hackbarth, Gary Arrington, & Mike Bodkin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Covington UMC Food Pantry

South Covington Pantry Volunteer with Donated Venison

 

 

 

 

 

 

McAllister Presbyterian Food Pantry Volunteers

 

Senior Plaza – Clifton Forge

 

 

 

 

 

Filling the freezer at Senior Plaza in Clifton Forge

 

 

As we see so many things happening in our world right now, especially with our nation’s economy, the rising gasoline prices, record inflation and many uncertainties we see more and more Americans struggling!  Food banks and many feeding and distribution programs are seeing a ride in those coming in for assistance. With this in mind,  we would ask you to consider those in your community and our state who are struggling with hunger during this late winter / early spring season. Many  men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and our veterans are facing hunger each day.  Whether you hunt or not you can help us to touch the lives of those who struggle with hunger in the most noble of ways! Together we can make a big difference!  If you have been so blessed and are able would you consider a financial gift during these difficult economic times?  For every dollar Hunters for the Hungry receives we can provide 3.2 quarter pound servings of essential high protein red meat for those less fortunate!  You can provide a tax deductible gift of any amount by clicking on the jumping deer below!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

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 like to share in helping us with this special project please see the note below!  You can e-mail us your recipe to hunt4hungry@cs.com. 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 as we would like to offer a new cookbook around July / August 2022!  Thank you all so much and God bless you each one!

 

 

CHECK OUT OUR NEW MERCHANDISE, TEES, HOODIES, AND CAPS, ALL SPORTING THE HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY LOGO!  GET YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

JUST CLICK “HERE” OR ON OUR “HFTH MERCHANDISE” TAB IN THE MENU TO SEE ALL OUR MERCHANDISE OFFERINGS!

NEW!!    MILITARY GREEN WITH SAND TRIM!

 

NEW!   Navy and Heather Blue with white trim!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW!   Heather Gray with pink trim!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW CAPS!

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!

 

 

 

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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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!

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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!

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 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!

 

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!

 

   Click here to make a tax deductible gift!

 

 

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!

 

Click here to Donate!

 

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!

 

         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

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:”