AppCAA and Hunters for the Hungry 2019

The Appalachian Community Action and Development Agency or AppCAA is currently partnering with the Hunters for the Hungry program as a way to help feed those in our area who are below the poverty line. This Virginia based non-profit organization donated over 6.9 billion pounds of venison to those Virginians in need since 1991. Last year they provided more meat than the previous year, with your donations they were able 1,670,000 quarter pounds of lean meat to the hungry.
Lifelong Virginia resident and deer hunter, Mr. Wilbur Dove, donated both deer and dollars to support the program’s feeding efforts over the years. Touched by the situation, through Affordable Housing Corporation, he provided a monetary gift of $50,000, which allowed the program to stay current on the processing bills received through January of last year.
Fourteen percent of American households do not have access to enough food to meet their basic needs. In Lee County twenty five percent of our residents are below poverty with twenty nine percent of children under the age of 18 in a poverty level home.
Partnering with Boone Trail Meats, along with Hunters for the Hungry, AppCAA is able to provide help for a significant amount of families with venison to help meet the need.
Any hunters interested in donating deer to this project may do so at Boone Trail Meats where there is no charge if you donate an entire deer as this cost is covered by the Hunters for the Hungry organization.
All deer donated in Lee County will go to Lee County residents. AppCAA will be handing out packages of deer burgers now thru January, or when they run out of meat, at their Jonesville location at 119 Hill Street which is across from the Lee County Health Department.
All recipients are required to provide their Social Security cards for all members of the home, as well as photo I.D. This donation based program will run on a first come first served basis until supply runs out.

 

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