Hunters for the Hungry is a benevolent initiative inviting hunters to aid in feeding those who struggle with hunger. Since its inception in 1991, the program has successfully distributed over 7.4 million pounds of venison, amounting to more than 29.5 million servings. Here's how you can contribute to this noble cause.
Ways to Contribute
1. Donate Deer
Hunters can donate one or multiple deer.
Participating processors and collection sites across Virginia facilitate deer donations.
The donated deer are professionally processed and the venison is distributed to local feeding programs statewide, at no cost.
2. Financial Contributions
Monetary donations are used to cover the processing costs of donated deer.
Every $1.00 contributed enables the processing and distribution of 3.2 servings of venison.
Financial contributions can be made voluntarily when purchasing hunting licenses, thanks to legislation passed in 2003 in honor of the program's founder, David Horne.
Donations can also be made through the Hunters for the Hungry website.
No financial obligation is required to donate deer.
The program helps promote hunting heritage positively while aiding those in need.
Exception: If you're asked to pay processing fees for a donated deer (except at Linthicum Slaughtering), please contact Hunters for the Hungry.
Get Involved or Donate
Phone: Call 1-800-352-4868 for more information or assistance.
Mail: Write to P.O. Box 304, Big Island, VA 24526 for inquiries or donations.
Participating in the Hunters for the Hungry program is a meaningful way to extend your hunting pursuits to support those facing hunger. Whether through donating deer or making a financial contribution, every effort counts in making a significant impact in the community. Your involvement not only aids in hunger relief but also elevates the spirit of hunting as a compassionate and community-focused activity.
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