Record-Breaking Donation Check to Hunters Helping the Hungry Program

Gov. Tomblin to Present Record-Breaking Donation Check to Hunters Helping the Hungry Program

West Virginia DNR
West Virginia DNR

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – -( The first event in 2007 raised $17,000, the second in 2008 raised $35,000, and the third in 2009 raised $50,000.

When: Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Governor’s Reception Room, State Capitol

Who: Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, DNR Director Frank Jezioro, representatives of Governor’s One Shot fund raising committee, representatives of Mountaineer Food Bank.

What: Gov. Tomblin will present a check representing a record dollar amount raised during the annual Governor’s One Shoot Deer Hunt, held in December 2010. The money will go to the Hunters Helping the Hungry Program, administered by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, to provide venison to needy families across the state through the Mountaineer Food Bank and other agencies.

The Governor’s One Shot event is sponsored by DNR and the One Shot Committee. Private individuals and businesses donate money for the opportunity to participate in guided antlerless deer hunts on private property near Stonewall Resort State Park and end the event with an auction and an award banquet. All venison from the hunt, along with profits from the sponsorships, goes to HHH.

The HHH program allows hunters to donate legally-harvested deer to certified processors so the meat can be distributed to soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, senior centers, missions, churches and community centers around the state. The HHH program has been highly successful since it began in 1992, providing more than 100,000 meals to the neediest of West Virginians. However, the program also requires cash donations to pay for processing and distribution costs to benefit these needy individuals.