The Hunters for the Hungry program takes donated deer and dollars and puts the two together to provide venison to Virginians who face hunger through missions, churches, and food banks statewide. Since the program began in 1991 it has processed and distributed over 6.3 million pounds of venison which equates to over 25.2 million quarter pound servings going to those less fortunate.
The program receives donations of deer from hunters, farmers and through other deer herd control measures and then has them processed so the meat can be distributed to those who need it in Virginia. It also is charged with raising the monies to cover the processing costs associated with these donated deer so the product is given to a variety of feeding programs at no charge!
Monies are raised through financial gifts, grants, a variety of fund raising events, and through several important raffles conducted annually! One of the special fundraising events is the annual Hunters for the Hungry Sportsman’s Banquet held at the Roanoke 284 Moose Lodge in September. This year’s event is September 22, 2017. See a committee member at the booth for a flyer and additional banquet and program information. One of the very special raffles the HFTH program is conducting is for a 2016 Landmaster 650 HYBRID side by side unit that uses gas and electricity for power! The package also comes with a Holmes 5′ x 8′ drive on trailer. The package is valued at $11,400.00 and the Roanoke Banquet Committee members and other volunteers will have tickets for this special fundraising effort. The tickets for this package are only $10.00 each, and for every ticket sold the program can process and distribute 45 quarter pound servings for a man, woman, or child facing hunger! The Landmaster unit will be on display at the Hunters for the Hungry booth so please consider dropping by and visiting with HFTH volunteers, learning about the program, and purchase a ticket for this great package opportunity!