We are a 501(c)(3) charity that began in 1991 and operates statewide throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Virginia Hunters for the Hungry program was founded by David H. Horne. David saw the need of feeding programs throughout Virginia to have high protein red meat for the diets of its clients, especially for the elderly and children.
The program is designed to have professional processors/meat cutters take deer donated by hunters, farmers, and those taken through herd reduction measures and process them (skinning, cutting, wrapping, and freezing). It then provides the meat to local feeding programs which are already in operation and serving local communities, so they can distribute to men, women, and children struggling with hunger.
As a pilot program in 1991, the goal was to process and distribute 15,000 pounds of meat in a single year. That first year the program processed and distributed 33,948 pounds of venison, which allowed the program to provide 135,792 servings. By working together, hunters and non-hunters alike can help us take deer and dollars, put the two together and make a difference in someone’s life in the most noble of ways, by giving them something to eat! Matthew 25:35 – “For I was hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in.”