Braxton and Shirley

Braxton and Shirley Bell at our golf tournament in Lynchburg.  Braxton and Shirley made our day by surprising us with a visit this past October.

We are very saddened to report the loss of our beloved long-time advisory board member Braxton Bell.  Braxton was an exceptional person and led a life of service. He served as Captain with the Virginia State Police, as Ruritan National President and on the Hunters for the Hungry Advisory Board for over 20 years. The golf tournament that the Downing Ruritan Club held each spring in memory of our founder, David Horne is being held this year in Braxton’s honor.  We hope you can come out and join us on May 9th as we celebrate all that Braxton and his fellow Ruritans have done to provide food for those in need.  Additional information on the tournament is listed under events schedule.   Braxton and his family requested that memorial gifts be made to Hunters for the Hungry, checks may be sent to P.O. Box 304, Big Island, VA 24526.  Braxton you will be greatly missed. Here is a link to Braxton’s obituary -  braxton obituary.

Welcome to theHunters for the Hungry Website!

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 25.5 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.

Contact Information:

Hunters for the Hungry

P.O. Box 304,

Big Island, VA 24526




The 2017/2018 hunting season has begun and hunters have generously started donating deer.  Financial donations are very much needed as our expected processing fees for this year are $308,750.00.  Donations are tax deductible and can be made by sending a check or money order to the above address.  If you would like to use your credit or debit card for making a donation please call our office 1-800-352-4868 and our staff will be happy to assist you.

Because of the success of the Free Hunter Drawing we will be having another Free Drawing for Donating Hunters this year.  Here is the information on the 2017/18 drawing:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       For each deer a hunter donates to the Hunters for the Hungry program between the start of the 2017 Urban Archery Season on Saturday, September 2nd to the end of the General Firearms season on Saturday January 6, 2018 they will be given an entry into this drawing. You will receive one ticket for each donated deer!  For a listing of the HftH processors and collection sites across the state visit the Hunters for the Hungry website, www.h4hungry.org or call them at 800-352-4868. The processors and collections sites will have the tickets for you to complete when you donate your deer. To be entered, you must fill in the ticket completely. As always, we ask that you donate mature, large bodied, field-dressed deer to help us utilize the money that is given to us wisely.

There will be 25 tickets drawn. You do not need to be present to win.

Unless otherwise noted the prizes are donated by Green Top Sporting Goods!

The prizes in the drawing are:

1st – $1,000 Green Top Sporting Goods Gift Card – Value $1,000

2nd – Browning X-Bolt Hunter .30-06 Rifle With Walnut Stock – Value $800

3rd – Parker Centerfire Crossbow Package – Donated By Parker Bows, Mint Spring, VA-Value $700

4th – Parker Thunderhawk MR Package With Multi Reticle Scope – Value $600

5th – $500 Toward Taxidermy At Lacy’s Taxidermy – Donated By Lacy’s Taxidermy & Supply, Chris Lacy, Rapidan, VA – Value $500

6th – Mossberg 500 Grand Slam Turkey 12 Gauge Shotgun – Value $500

7th -  Ruger American Compact Pro Semi Auto 9mm Pistol – Value $480

8th – Thompson Center Venture .30-06 Rifle – Value $450

9th -  YETI Tundra 65qt Cooler  (White ) – Value $400

10th – Firedisc Deep 24” Portable Cooker – Value  $380

11th – Go Pro HERO 4 Black HD Waterproof  Action Camera – Value $330

12th – Your Entire Deer Processed In Specialty Snack Sticks & Summer Sausage – Donated By

Schrock’s Slaughterhouse, Gladys, VA –Value $300

13th – Vortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder – Value $300

14th – X-Stand  X-1 Climbing Treestand – Value $250

15th – Barronett “Pentagon” Ground Blind – Value $230

16th – Icotech GC500 Programmable Game Call – Value $200

17th – Garmin Drive 60 GPS – Value $180

18th – Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 7000 Baitcasting Combo – Value $170

19th – Browning Strike Force HD Pro Trail Camera – Donated By Gary Arrington, Bedford, VA – Value $160

20th – Field & Stream “Lookout” Ladder Stand – Donated By Chris Walker, Springfield, VA – Value $120

21st – HftH “David’s Buck” Framed Print – Value $120

22nd – Complete Set of 4 Hunters for the Hungry Shirts – Value $100

23rd – Hunters For The Hungry Collector’s Knife – Value $100

24th – Outdoor Edge Game Processing Kit – Donated By Joe Albert, Green Valley Meat Processing, Monroe, VA – Value $90

25th – Seth McGinn Original 4 Gallon Can Cooker – Value $80

Drawing will be held on April 13, 2018 between noon and 5 p.m. at the Hunters for the Hungry office located at 1108 Sedalia School Road, Big Island, VA 24526You do not need to be present to win.

Official Rules:  This drawing is being held to encourage donations of deer to the Hunters for the Hungry program operated by Virginia Hunters Who Care, Inc. For each legally harvested deer a hunter donates at a participating processing location or collection site between the start of the 2017 Urban Archery Season, Saturday, September 2nd to the end of the General Firearms season on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 they will be given one ticket into this drawing. To be entered you must fill in the form completely.  Processors may refuse to accept deer that have not been properly field dressed and cared for in a manner that insures quality useable meat.  To help the program be as cost-effective as possible we ask that you donate mature large-bodied deer on which you have made a clean shot. This contest is not encouraging the harvesting of fawns! You may enter the contest as many times as you are able to legally harvest deer. Winners will be contacted by phone and posted on our website at www.h4hungry.org.  If you have questions please contact us at 800-352-4868 or at hunt4hungry@cs.com.

For more information on Hunters for the Hungry or the drawing call 1-800-352-4868 or email hunt4hungry@cs.com

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

the Official Sponsor of the Drawing!

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will havens try this oneGary Arrington, Special Projects Coordinator for Hunters for the Hungry hands over the key to Will Havens, winner of the UTV and trailer raffle!

On Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show we had the drawing for our 2016 Landmaster UTV and Holmes Trailer.  The winning ticket number is 2775.  The prize was claimed by Mr. William R. Havens of Hopewell, Virginia.  Mr. Havens has served our country in the National Guard for twenty years.  Congratulations Mr. Havens and our deepest thanks to everyone who purchased tickets and helped this fundraiser to be a success.