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

      

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Virginia Hunters for the Hungry

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A HUGE THANK YOU TO GREEN TOP FOR THIS AWESOME FUNDRAISING EFFORT ON BEHALF OF OUR PROGRAM!

YOU CAN PICK UP YOUR TICKETS AT GREEN TOP OR CONTACT HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY AT 1-800-352-4868, ONLY $10.00 EACH TO WIN THIS YETI COOLER VALUED AT $800.00! 

CLICK ON THE RAFFLE TICKET FOR A GREAT INFORMATIONAL VIDEO FROM GREEN TOP!

ATTENTION GOLFERS & SUPPORTERS!

Hunters for the Hungry will be holding its annual David H. Horne Memorial Golf Tournament!  Wednesday October 7, at 1:30 pm.  We could use players, donors, and sponsors!  A great day of fun, fellowship, food, and friendly competition to support the feeding efforts of the program this upcoming hunting season!  

Note: In cooperation with the London Downs Golf Club the event will be held observing all CDC and State mandates regarding COVID 19. ( See Below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATTENTION! 

CHECK OUT THE FIRST EVER HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY ROANOKE SPORTSMAN’S BANQUET ON LINE AUCTION!

As many know we had to cancel our event this year after 13 years but thanks to some generous donors and the support of Linkous Auctioneers, we have some nice items that will be auctioned!

The auction will begin Saturday September 19th at 5:00 pm when the doors would have opened for our event and it will conclude Friday October 2, at 5:00 pm  

Please consider taking part in this on line auction and spread the word! Share this link with everyone you know, https://www.linkousauctioneers.com/auctions/detail/bw54804

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Click the link or the Linkous Auctioneers Logo to get to the auction!

 

 

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!

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A FINANCIAL GIFT ON LINE! 

HERE’S A COUPLE NEW RAFFLES THAT YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS FOR IN SUPPORT OF OUR FEEDING EFFORTS!

CLICK ON THE ORDER FORMS BELOW FOR FULL SIZE PRINTABLE FORM!

 

THE ROANOKE SPORTSMANS BANQUET FOR THIS YEAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED! We pray next year we can resume this precious event! Please see the letter below and if you can maybe make a donation in the amount you have spent at the event in the past and / or participate in the on line LIVE AUCTION!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all those who have already sent in or pledged gifts toward this event, although the event itself is 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!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIVE DRAWING!

 

 

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!

https://gf.me/u/ygvu36

 

 

Hunters for the Hungry was blessed today with a gift from the Erie Insurance Company through the Norwinski Insurance Agency, Inc. of Roanoke, VA 

This gift of $1,000.00 will allow the program to process and distribute 3,200 servings, 800 pounds of lean high protein venison to participating feeding programs in the Roanoke and surrounding areas!  Thank you Erie Insurance!

 

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

 

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!

         

Dibert Valve & Fitting

 

Community Foundation

deerdamage.org - Suburban Whitetail Management of Northern Virginia

 

 

 

 

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!

Click here to make a tax deductible gift!

Click on document to enlarge!

MARCH 2020 FUNDING REQUEST

Support Hunters for the Hungry through the purchase of merchandise or our 2019/2020 Ten Prize Raffle!

             

 

 

 

 

 

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

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 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!

 

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!

Pictured from Left to Right – Walmart Market Manager Jade White, Gary Arrington – Hunters for the Hungry, Christopher Forbes – Store Manager Bedford #1399, James Hornsby – Walmart Market Manager

                           

If you feel led to help us help others please consider a financial gift to support our feeding efforts!  For every dollar we raise or receive we can provide 4 quarter pound servings to someone less fortunate!

Click here to make a financial donation to help with our feeding efforts!

Contact Information:
Hunters for the Hungry, P.O. Box 304, Big Island, VA 24526
1-800-352-4868   or e-mail – hunt4hungry@cs.com
                 Mathew 25:35 – “For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:”