Gary joined the program in June 2004 having served as a Conservation Police officer for 13 years with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and for 4 years as a Regional Director with the National Wild Turkey Federation. He served as Special Projects Coordinator with the program for nearly 15 years before becoming Director with the retirement of Director Laura Newell-Furniss. Gary has a love for the program that began when he first met Founder David Horne. They both shared a love for hunting and God’s great outdoors as well as a love for people. As a Game Warden so many times you were called to bad things but the Hunters for the Hungry program is the most wonderful way a hunter to “give back” to those less fortunate, to give them something to eat. Gary embraces this concept as just doing what God has commanded us all to do and that is to love, care for, and protect the resources he has given us, in the creatures and wildlife and especially God’s most precious resource, our fellow man. He cherishes the opportunity to work with hunters and non-hunters alike to touch people’s lives. He feels blessed to have relationships with so many individuals, businesses, the participating processors and feeding programs, as well as conservation and other organizations statewide, and the precious volunteers who support the program’s feeding efforts. Gary grew up in Franklin County but has been blessed to live, serve, and visit many areas of the state. He lives in Bedford with his family, his wife and hunting partner Angela, and two sons Logan and Bryce. Gary’s two hobbies include hunting and coaching baseball.


Please join with all of us here at Hunters for the Hungry as we express our deepest appreciation and extend our best wishes always to Donna M. “Mitzi” Boyd in her retirement after 21 years!

Mitzi joined the Hunters for the Hungry program in 2002 and has faithfully given much to the program’s efforts and success in providing for those less fortunate throughout our state.

Mitzi began her tenure in March of 2002, serving as Office Manager for 16 years until the retirement of Director Laura Newell-Furniss. She   served as the program Associate Director for the last five years handling everything dealing with finance for the program.

Among her many talents Mitzi brought organization and creativity to many program events, endeavors, and overall operations.

She had noted that she was so excited to join Hunters for the Hungry knowing it helped to meet such a crucial need in the community. She emphasized that the HftH program was in-line with what she was taught growing up, to not be wasteful, recycle, to take care of the world we live in, and most importantly, take care of each other.

She shared that until she started working for the program, she didn’t realize the magnitude of those who go without a nutritious meal in our own back yard, our fellow Virginians, and she has been humbled and yet proud to have been a part of the success of the program during her time of service.

Mitzi is looking forward to time with family, her husband Gerald, her  son, Zach, and her daughter, Courtney. She will be playing the roles of wife, mom, and just recently added will be the precious role of grandmother!

We have all been blessed to serve with Mitzi and shall cherish the time working with her and her friendship always! All the best to you Mitzi!.

AMY DAVIS CLARK – Associate Director

Amy is a Bedford native of forty-five years and the proud mother of four gifts from God, Nick, Jordan, David, and Jayden. In her free time, she enjoys going to her kid’s ball games, fishing, kayaking, hiking and gardening. 

She started her job with Hunter’s for the Hungry in March of 2019 but this program has been part of her life since she was a teenager. She met David Horne in 1990, who then became her brother-in-law in 1996. What a blessing and honor it was to witness the beginning of an endeavor and to now have become a part in its mission to help feed the needy all across the state! Amy thoroughly enjoys meeting all of the wonderful people who work with and support the Hunters for the Hungry effort. She handles putting together deposits, records, and data entry as well helping to coordinate efforts for all fundraising events.

Gary the current director and his family
Mitzi the associate director and her family
Amy office manager and her children pose for camera