GARY C. ARRINGTON – Director
Gary joined the program in June 2004 having served as a Conservation Police officer for 13 years with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and for 4 years as a Regional Director with the National Wild Turkey Federation. He served as Special Projects Coordinator with the program for nearly 15 years before becoming Director with the retirement of Director Laura Newell-Furniss. Gary has a love for the program that began when he first met Founder David Horne. They both shared a love for hunting and God’s great outdoors as well as a love for people. As a Game Warden so many times you were called to bad things but the Hunters for the Hungry program is the most wonderful way a hunter to “give back” to those less fortunate, to give them something to eat. Gary embraces this concept as just doing what God has commanded us all to do and that is to love, care for, and protect the resources he has given us, in the creatures and wildlife and especially God’s most precious resource, our fellow man. He cherishes the opportunity to work with hunters and non hunters alike to touch people’s lives. He feels blessed to have the relationships with so many individuals, businesses, the participating processors and feeding programs, as well as conservation and other organizations statewide, and the precious volunteers who support the program’s feeding efforts. Gary grew up in Franklin County but has been blessed to live, serve, and visit many areas of the state. He lives in Bedford with his family, his wife and hunting partner Angela, and two sons Logan and Bryce Gary’s two hobbies include hunting and coaching baseball.
DONNA M. (MITZI) BOYD – Associate Director
Mitzi joined the Hunters for the Hungry program in 2002. She currently resides in Evington with her husband Gerald. She has a son, Zach, who resides in Lynchburg as does her daughter, Courtney.
She has been with the program for 18 years where she served as Office Manager until the retirement of Director Laura Newell-Furniss. Mitzi serves as the program Associate Director and handles everything finance for the program.
Mitzi notes she was so excited to join Hunters for the Hungry knowing it helped to meet such a crucial need in the community. The program is inline with what she was taught growing up to not be wasteful, recycle, to take care of the world we live in, and take care of each other. She has been blessed to pass these values to her children as they volunteer with the HftH efforts. Until she started working for the program she didnt realize the magnitude of those who go without a nutritious meal in our own back yard, our fellow Virginians. Although the program has made great strides she looks forward to more success as the program continues its mission.
AMY DAVIS CLARK – Office Manager
Amy is a Bedford native of forty five years and the proud mother of four gifts from God, Nick, Jordan, David, and Jayden. In her free time, she enjoys going to her kid’s ball games, fishing, kayaking, hiking and gardening.
She started her job with Hunter’s for the Hungry in March of 2019 but this program has been part of her life since she was a teenager. She met David Horne in 1990, who then became her brother-in-law in 1996. What a blessing and honor it was to witness the beginning of an endeavor and to now have become a part in its mission to help feed the needy all across the state! Amy thoroughly enjoys meeting all of the wonderful people who work with and support the Hunters for the Hungry effort. She handles putting together deposits, records, and data entry as well helping to coordinate efforts for all fundraising events.