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Hunters for the Hungry

Our hope is that you will consider helping the Hunters for the Hungry program. We would ask you as a hunter, if you are able, to consider donating to help us feed those who struggle with hunger. There are two ways to donate:

First you can donate a deer, or multiple deer. If you are blessed in your hunting efforts, your deer can be donated to us through participating processors and / or collection sites all across Virginia. These donated deer are professionally processed and the venison distributed to local feeding programs Statewide at no cost helping men, women, and children who struggle with hunger.

Second, if you are able, please contribute financially to help us pay the processing costs for the donated deer. Financial gifts are a blessing to our feeding efforts. In 2003, legislation honoring our program’s founder David Horne was passed enabling hunters to voluntarily make a donation of any amount when they purchase their hunting licenses. You can also donate through our website.

No financial donations are required to donate deer to our program; however, for every $1.00 hunters contribute we are able to process and distribute 3.2 servings of venison to those in need as well as to promote our hunting heritage in a positive way.

Since 1991, our program, through the generous support of many hunters and non-hunters working together, has been able to process and distribute over 7.4 million pounds of venison to feeding programs throughout our State. This volume of meat equates to over 29.5 million quarter pound servings!

For more information about our program, to learn how you can get involved, or to donate please call 1-800-352-4868 or visit our website at or you can write us at P.O. Box 304, Big Island, VA 24526

Please consider helping us in some way to help those who hunger.

• If you are asked to pay any part of the processing fees for a donated deer please contact us. The only exception is Linthicum Slaughtering.