On Saturday August 20, 2016 we will be celebrating 25 years of operation and we would like you and your family to join us. This event will be held at the Sedalia Center in Bedford County where our office is located. The physical location is 1108 Sedalia School Road, Big Island, VA 24526.

We are in the planning stages for this celebration and if you would like to contribute in some way let us know. It is an open house event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will provide soda, water, bbq, and cake. If you are able, please bring a side dish to share and chairs. This would be appreciated but is not required.

Each person involved with our program is treasured and we would love to have this be a time you can get to know each other, swap hunting stories and share with others who have been key to our program’s success. We will have face painting and balloon animals provided by Greg of Smith Mountain Lake Magic and Science Shop in Moneta, VA. We will have corn hole available and could use more sets.

The bluegrass band, “Reed Creek” and Ken & Alli will provide musical entertainment. Save the date and plan to come and celebrate this milestone with us. RSVP by August 10th to 1-800-352-4868 or at hunt4hungry@cs.com. Tell us the number of people who will be attending and if you are able to bring a dish to share. Looking forward to celebrating with you!

Please visit our upcoming events page to see all the events we have for this year. We’d love to have you join us!

Welcome to the Hunters for the Hungry Website!

Hunters for the Hungry

P.O. Box 304,

Big Island, VA 24526


As most of you know, our program experienced a 14 year low in the amount of meat donated in 2014.  In an effort to increase donations, we added a 25 prize FREE drawing for hunters who donated deer to the program.  For each deer a hunter donated, they were given a ticket into this drawing.  We are pleased to report that the amount of meat donated in 2015 increased by 62,837 pounds.  The total amount donated by the generous hunters of Virginia was 301,809 pounds.  Enough venison for 1.2 million quarter pound servings!  This brings the total amount of venison donated since the program began to 6,106,606 pounds – 24.4 million quarter pound servings!

Hunters for the Hungry Announces the Winners of the 25 Prize

FREE Drawing for Donating Hunters


The prizes and the winners are:
1 – $1,000 Green Top Hunting & Fishing Shopping Spree – Donated by Green Top Hunting & Fishing, Ashland, VA - Winner – ticket # 0070 – Mike Day of Leesburg who donated at Mark’s Butcher Shop in Loudoun Co.
2 – LARGE Size BIG GREEN EGG GRILL – Value $850 - Winner- ticket # 7264 – Steven Blosser of Halifax who donated at Pleasant Valley Meats in Farmville
3 – Thompson Center Triumph BONE COLLECTOR .50 Cal Muzzleloader autographed by all 3 members of the Bone Collector team – Value $800 - Winner- ticket #1180 – Steven Newlin of Bristol who donated at Benhams Market in Washington County
4 – Parker Bushwacker Ready to Hunt Crossbow Package – Value $600 - Winner- ticket # 6858 – William Whitney of Keeling who donated at Custom Cuts in Keeling
5 – Parker Thunderhawk Crossbow Package – Value $600 - Winner- ticket # 8597 – Suzanne Bowers of Bealeton who donated at Gadell’s in Catlett
6 – Ruger MK III Target Hunter .22 semi automatic pistol – Value $600 - Winner- ticket #4582 – Wayne Jeter of Champlain who donated at Rayzway Three in Essex County
7 – $500 Gift Certificate to Taxidermist of Choice - Winner- ticket #6739 – Jared Gusler of Providence who donated at the Butcher’s Block in Dry Fork
8 – Yetti Tundra 105 qt Cooler – Value $480 - Winner- ticket #9032 Mark Unger of Stephens City who donated at T & R in Winchester
9 – Winchester Super X 12 gauge shotgun – Value $405 - Winner- ticket #1701 Timothy Gauldin of Callands who donated at Rolling Meadows in Martinsville
10 – Go Pro HERO HD Waterproof Action Camera – Value $400 - Winner- ticket #2071- Robert Reid of Palmyra who donated at Appleberry Mountain Taxidermy and Wild Game Processing in Albemarle County
11 – Savage Axis 270 caliber rifle w/Hawke scope – Value $400 - Winner- ticket #3846 – Joseph Scruggs of Roanoke who donated at Hunter’s Burden in Elliston
12 – CVA Optima V2 .50 caliber Muzzleloader w/scope – Value $275 - Winner- ticket #1796 – Steve Wilson of Axton who donated at Rolling Meadows in Martinsville
13 – Primos The Club XXL Ground Blind – Value $200 - Winner- ticket #5116 – Steven Campbell who donated at Walker’s Processing in Waynesboro
14 – Summit Classic Viper Climbing Treestand – Value $200 - Winner- ticket #1072 - Jarrett Powell of Bluff City who donated at Benhams in Washington County
15 – Moultrie MLB 800I Digital Game Camera – Value $180 - Winner- ticket #7274 C. E. Newcomb of Meherrin who donated at Pleasant Valley in Farmville
16 – Gamo Big Cat 1250 Air Rifle – Value $160 - Winner- ticket #5399 Jim White of Hillsville who donated at M & D Processing in Wytheville
17 – Garmin NUVI 65 LM GPS Unit – Value $160 - Winner- ticket #7374 – Steven Jarck of Amelia Court House who donated at Duffey’s in Meherrin
18 – “Manleys Field” Print Matted and Framed – Value $150 - Winner- ticket #2051- Hugh Shytle of Weston who donated at Appleberry Mtn. in Albemarle County
19 – Turkey Hunting Vest in Mossy Oak Obsession Camo – Value $130 - Winner- ticket #4345 – Casey Humphrey of Virginia Beach who donated at Eastern Shore Outfitter in Exmore
20 – “David’s Buck” Print Matted and Framed – Value $120 - Winner- ticket #0005 – Suzy Schuler of Aldie who donated at Marks Butcher Shop in Loudoun County
21 – $100 Certificate to Deer Processor of Choice - Winner- ticket #3645 – Douglas Blair of Dublin who donated at Harvey’s Meat Processing in Montgomery County
22 – HftH Collector’s Knife – Value $100 Winner- ticket #7914- Mark Fields of Rochelle who donated at Johnson’s Meat Processing in Madison
23 – HftH Autographed Box Turkey Call – Value $100 - Winner- ticket #1026 – Richard Osborne of Bristol who donated at Benham’s Market in Washington County
24 – 4 HftH Shirts in your size – Value $100 - Winner- ticket #2443 – Jon Willoughby of Gladys who donated at Schrock’s Slaughter House in Campbell County
25 – Manley’s Field Throw – Value $50 - Winner- ticket #1168 – Terry Robinson of Ceres who donated at Benham’s Market in Washington County

The drawing was held on April 15, 2016  at the Hunters for the Hungry office located at 1108 Sedalia School Road, Big Island, VA 24526. Our most heartfelt thanks to every hunter who donated this year.  We are grateful to you for giving of your harvest so that those in need could have quality food to eat. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

Our Deepest Thanks to Green Top Hunting & Fishing – www.greentophuntfish.com

the Official Sponsor of the Drawing!

green top logo without color codes


On March 31, 2016 we had our drawing for our 2015/2016 fall winter raffle.  The winners are:

1st prize – $1,000 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card – Donated by Bass Pro Shops, Ashland, VA -  ticket # 0235 – Sam Moss of Beaverdam, VA

2nd prize – Mathews CREED Compound Bow – Donated by High Country Outfitters, Lexington, VA – Value – $950.00 – ticket # 0893 Casey Phillips of Radford, VA

3rd prize – Beretta Outlander 12 gauge Shotgun- Donated by Green Top Hunting and Fishing, Ashland, VA – Value $800.00 – ticket # 10083 – Phillip Sweet, Radford, VA

4th prize – CZ202B Bobwhite 20 gauge Side by Side Shotgun – Value $680 – ticket # 6924 – Paul Fauteux, Manchester, New Hampshire

5th prize – Parker “Thunderhawk” Crossbow Package – Donated by Parker Bows, Mint Spring, VA – Value $600.00 – ticket 10354- Chris Thaxton, Farmville, VA

6th prize – Custom handmade quilt “Cats & Mice” – Donated by Alice Ricucci, Catawba, VA – Value $500.00 – ticket # 7471- Danny Blose, Saluda, VA

7th prize – Ruger American 30-06 bolt action rifle – Value $430.00 – ticket # 10385 – Robin Hall, Ruther Glen, VA

8th prize – Wenger Men’s Commando Pilot Chrono Watch – Donated by a supporter of HftH – Value $350.00 – ticket # 0126 – Judy Vaughan, Alton, VA

9th prize – Burris Speed Dot 135 – Red Dot Scope – Donated by Green Top Hunting and Fishing, Ashland, VA – Value $250.00 – ticket # 9032 – Thomas Bowling, Middle River, MD

10th prize – HftH Collector’s Knife – Value $100.00 - ticket # 6759 – Bill Bassett, Hampton, VA


 Winner of UTV Announced

Congratulations to J C Martin winner of our 2015 UTV Raffle – The winning ticket was drawn at the Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show on Sunday August 9 th.  The winning number was 4577.  Here is a picture  of J C with his prize, I’m not sure we’ve ever had a more delighted winner.  Thanks to everyone who bought tickets and to all the sponsors.

2015 utv winner j c martin

Thank you to all the hunters who donated deer and thank you to all the financial donors who gave funds for processing. Our final total for the 2014 season was 238,972 pounds of venison allowing us to provide 955,888 quarter pound servings! We are very grateful for your help!  Everyone who received nutritious venison because of your efforts are very thankful for your kindness and your compassion.

meat arringtons orchard

This truckload of venison was packaged by Arrington’s Orchard and given to Hunting Creek Baptist church’s Food Pantry Thank you hunters! We appreciate everyone’s efforts to make this quality meat available.

If you receive a kill permit for deer  and would like to donate the deer please contact our office 800-352-4868 or hunt4hungry@cs.com.  We may be able to provide a refrigerated trailer and/or help with transportation or the field-dressing of the deer.  Meat is greatly needed and we would like to see  the deer that are taken through these permits utilized to feed people in need.


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 23 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.


Travis Scala, left with Bryce Packett of Hacks Neck Hunt Club who helped him harvest this beautiful buck.