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HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY RECEIVES GRANT THROUGH ALTRIA CONTRIBUTING TOGETHER! (ACT)

The Hunters for the Hungry program is humbled to announce that they have been selected again this year to receive a grant in the amount of $11,500.00 from the Altria Companies – Altria Contributing Together (ACT) Initiative! The ACT Initiative drives business and social impact by helping Altria employees engage with diverse community partners for positive social change. It also encourages employees to take pride in taking action to help their communities thrive. This is accomplished by employees getting involved in their communities through volunteering, workplace giving and other civic action. Strengthening individual connection to the community helps them to learn to lead more inclusively, and deepens connections to shared purpose in their work. 

The Altria Contributing Together program provides transformative volunteering opportunities, cultivates civic awareness and reinforces individuals’ interest in serving their communities. www.altria.com/people-and-careers/our-people-and-communities

These precious dollars are critical and will allow the program to accept approximately 200 deer that will be donated to the program during the 2023 / 2024 deer hunting seasons. This number of deer would allow the program to process and distribute approximately 10,900 pounds, 5.4 tons, of high protein lean venison to feeding agencies and distribution programs that participate with Hunters for the Hungry statewide! This volume of meat will provide approximately 43,600 quarter pound servings to men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and veterans struggling with hunger.

THANK YOU TO THE ALTRIA FAMILY OF COMPANIES AND ALL THOSE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE A PART OF THE ALTRIA CONTRIBUTING TOGETHER INITIATIVE! WE ARE SO BLESSED THROUGH YOUR BELIEF IN OUR MISSION AND SUPPORT OF OUR FEEDING EFFORTS!


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On Wednesday January 11, 2023 the Hunters for the Hungry program received a grant from the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region for $5,000! We would like to express our deepest and most sincere thanks and appreciation to the Foundation and its Board for their blessed support! 

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region, www.cfdrr.org, is a Danville based Foundation whose mission is to improve and enrich the lives of people in their community by encouraging the generosity of donors; by receiving, managing and distributing important resources; and by meeting a variety of charitable purposes in the community. The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region serves the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County to South Boston/Halifax County, Virginia, and Caswell County, North Carolina.

Their vision is to recognize the needs and provide resources to improve the quality of life in the communities they serve and to serve the wishes of their donors.

This grant of $5,000.00 will allow the program to cover the processing costs for deer donated by hunters, farmers, and through herd management efforts. These deer afford us the ability to provide feeding and distribution programs a source of high protein red meat for their clients. These grants dollars will allow us to process and distribute approximately 3,636 pounds of venison which will provide over 14,500 quarter-pound servings to those in need through God’s Storehouse, the Northern Pittsylvania County Food Pantry, and Victory International Ministry Food Pantry, as well as any other area missions, churches, and food pantries in the Foundation focus area.

If you have been so blessed and are able to make a financial gift of any amount to support the Hunters for the Hungry program as we begin 2023 please click here! We are receiving bills from the 2022/2023 hunting seasons and your support is a blessing!


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Hunters for the Hungry receives grant from the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation!

The Hunters for the Hungry program received a timely grant from the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, www.lynchburgfoundation.org, to assist with their feeding efforts throughout the City of Lynchburg and the Counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell. The Foundation blessed the program with a grant of $7,000.00 which was made possible through the Sackett-Graves Fund. These dollars will afford the program the ability to cover the processing bills received from the 2023/2024 deer seasons and will provide over 5,000 pounds, 2.5 tons, of lean high protein venison to feeding programs within the Foundation focus area. This will allow the program to distribute approximately 20,360 quarter-pound servings to men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and veterans who are food insecure. We express our deepest and most sincere gratitude to the Sackett-Graves family and the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation for their blessed support!


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Today we were blessed with a wonderful gift from the USG Foundation and were honored to meet and fellowship with Mr. Ken Hinley, Area Account Rep for Virginia and Mr. Jeff McNees, Regional Sales Manager who presented us a check for $5,000.00!

We thank Ken for his presentation on behalf of our program among several charitable submissions where HFTH was selected for this precious gift.

These dollars will allow us to process and distribute 3,636 pounds, 1.8 tons, of quality lean protein. This amount of venison will allow the program to be able to provide 14,545 quarter-pound servings to those facing hunger throughout Virginia.

Thank you USG, Ken, and Jeff.

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On November 20, 2023 the Hunters for the Hungry program was blessed to receive a grant in the amount of $8,000 through the Special Interest Grant (Summer Grants Cycle). These grants are focused toward services in Henry and Patrick Counties and the City of Martinsville, and will will afford us the ability to process and distribute approximately 5,300 pounds of venison for feeding programs located within the grant focus area. This amount of venison will provide over 21,300 quarter pound servings to men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and veterans struggling with hunger in the focus areas. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all those who make up the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia and for the precious support derived from the Dr. John D. French Legacy Fund and the Martinsville Area Endowment Fund who made these funds available.


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On Friday November 17, 2023 the Hunters for the Hungry program was blessed with a grant in the amount of $6,000 from the Bedford Community Health Foundation. This amount of monies will allow us to process and distribute 4,000 pounds, 2 tons, of venison to those in need through the 7 feeding programs that participate with our program in Bedford County. This amount of venison equates to 16,000 servings that will ensure healthy diets and benefit the citizens of Bedford County!

Thank you Bedford Community Health Foundation for your precious support of our program and our community!

https://www.healthybedford.org/


 


On Wednesday November 15, 2023 Hunters for the Hungry received a grant from the Community Foundation Serving the New River Valley. The grant was for $4,000 and will be utilized to conduct program operations in the grant focus area of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Wythe Counties, including the City of Radford.

These dollars will be used to cover processing costs for approximately 65 deer which will produce over 2,600 pounds of lean protein. This total number of pounds will provide an estimated 10,600 quarter-pound servings of lean high protein red meat for so many families and individuals who are struggling with hunger during this Christmas season.

The Fund for the NRV provides support for both immediate and long-term initiatives that  CONNECT individuals and organizations working toward common goals, INSPIRE  innovative solutions that address the root causes of our community’s most pressing needs, and EMPOWER nonprofit organizations to become leaders in overcoming community challenges of all kinds. The Fund for the NRV supports CFNRV grant programs and administrative services for these four initiatives:  

First Steps,  Aging in Community,  Nonprofit Leadership Institute,  NRVThrive


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On November 26, 2022. the Hunters for the Hungry program was blessed to receive a grant of $5,000 from The Martinsville Area Endowment Fund as part of their Summer Cycle Grants! This precious grant is distributed through the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia!  

This grant will afford the program the ability to process and distribute approximately 3,636 pounds of meat which will yield approximately 14,545 quarter-pound servings that will serve those struggling with hunger in the City of Martinsville and surrounding areas.  


News release Martinsville Area Endowment Fund Grant

Hunters for the Hungry receives support from the Virginia Hound Heritage Foundation!

On Thursday March 16th the Hunters for the Hungry program was blessed to receive a financial gift in the amount of $10,000.00 to assist the program with covering processing bills and to expand operations and efforts throughout 2023. 


The Virginia Hound Heritage organization has been such a huge blessing to the Hunters for the Hungry program in several special ways. This group of men, women, and families have worked to bring their communities together to serve their communities by giving those in need high protein, essential red meat. They have contributed deer, dollars, and equipment to afford the HFTH to have a huge impact in their local area and throughout the eastern portion of Virginia. Since 2018 they have donated / collected 1,109 deer for the program allowing it to process approximately 44,360 pounds of venison which has provided 177,440 quarter pound servings going to men, women, children, the elderly, the homeless, and veterans struggling with hunger. In addition to the deer donations, the VHH has now donated $27,980 and purchased 2 refrigerated collection coolers and a trailer to allow deer to be collected in a total of 5 counties.

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