New Hunters for the Hungry collection sites announced

Published 5:22 pm Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Virginia Hound Heritage Inc. is ready to do its part in aiding the Hunters for the Hungry this hunting season. That campaign is dedicated to getting contributions of deer, which will go toward being processed as food for families in need.

Last year, to further aid in this collection, the non-profit VHH donated a new portable, walk-in meat cooler to the H4H organization during the annual Hoses and Hounds event. William Gillette of the VHH said on Friday afternoon that a second cooler has since been made available, and will be located at Adams Peanuts on Route 460 in Wakefield during deer season.

Quoting from H4H information, Gillette said that this past season 230 deer were donated to the campaign. That worked out to 44,000 meals of four-ounce portions of the protein.

“We [VHH] have become one of the top donors in the organization,” Gillette continued. “We’re right up in the top tier.”

Several Isle of Wight hunt clubs are also participating with Southampton and other surrounding counties this year.

Visit for more information on how to prepare the deer before contributing the harvest.

The following are the dates, locations and contact information for collection:

  • Nov. 16-23 – Manry Hunt Club; 617-9981 or 651-8338 (Wes Blythe, Ken Johnson)
  • Nov. 25-30 – Sussex Mini Mart; 804-721-7229 (Chad Ellis)
  • Dec. 2-7 – Sedley/Black Creek; 377-8661 (Troy Cook)
  • Dec. 9-14 – Delaware Hunt Club; 653-1526 (Keith Vaughn)
  • Dec.16-21 – Joyner Hunt Club; 617-4303 (Jim Lyttle)
  • Dec. 23-28 – Newsoms; 563-7583 (James T. Cook)
  • Dec. 30-Jan. 4 – Indian Town Hunt Club; 651-8137 (William Gillette)

All area codes are 757 unless otherwise indicated.