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

      

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Virginia Hunters for the Hungry

Website!

 

 

 

 

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!

 

The Hunters for the Hungry program is blessed to be able to participate in this special program!

Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)

Details about the criteria for becoming an approved NAP organization are spelled out in the guidance and procedures section below. Applications are available no later than March15th of each year. All applications must be received no later than the first business day of May. Approved NAP organizations are awarded allocations of tax credits for a 12-month period (July 1 – June 30) and must re-apply each year.

For additional information please contact the program at 1-800-352-4868 or email at hunt4hungry@cs.com

 

HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY COULD USE YOUR SUPPORT WITH A SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EFFORT!  

PLEASE HELP US WITH THIS SPECIAL FUNDRAISER IF YOU ARE ABLE AND SHARE WITH EVERYONE YOU CAN! Giving can begin tomorrow, March 15th, with THE DAY OF GIVING set for March 29th! Last year we raised $4,200, would you help us reach our goal this year?

CHECK OUT THE INFORMATION BELOW!

SO WHAT IS THE GIVE CHOOSE PROGRAM?

This is a very special program organized by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties to benefit local charities serving these communities. It is a 24 hour period on March 29th where folks can donate to charities serving feeding and other programs in the Loudoun and Fauquier County areas. The program goal is get the community to give so they can work to make a difference in the lives of their citizens and make these communities wonderful places to live!   
The Hunters for the Hungry program will use all the funds realized from this effort to cover the processing costs for deer donated in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties with the essential high protein venison being donated to 10 different feeding /  distribution programs serving these two counties.  In 2021 the program processed and distributed 15,609 pounds, 62,436 servings in just Loudoun and Fauquier Counties. For every dollar we raise or receive we can process 3.2 quarter pound servings of venison for a man, woman, child, elderly citizen, homeless person, or a veteran struggling with hunger. The program has been in operation now for over 30 years and has to date processed over 7.5 million pounds of high protein red meat, this amount equates to over 30.3 million quarter pound servings. Would you consider a gift to help us with our efforts here in the Northern Virginia area? As you can see we have a tremendous impact in the Northern Virginia area and we are once again  unable to hold a fundraiser banquet locally to benefit this area!  So your gifts mean so very much!

You can make your gift by clicking on the link below:  WE HAVE SET A GOAL OF $5,000.00 AND WE KNOW WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN DO THIS AND MORE!  Thanks so much for your consideration and PLEASE consider sharing this special opportunity and the link below with family, friends, your organization, and many others! You can also share from our Give Choose page the social media links available, i.e Facebook, Twitter and etc. when you click on the link!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY THROUGH GIVE / CHOOSE

 

 

 

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!

 

 

JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING AND GOLFING SEASON!  

CHECK OUT OUR LADIES & MEN’S MOISTURE WICKING POLOS, NOW ONLY $25.00

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK ON DOCUMENT FOR A PRINTABLE SIZE ORDER FORM!

 

   

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!

Click on the CDW Info/Press Releases/Publications Tab

 

 

 

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
                 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:”