News & Updates

Existing Coordinator Serving an Additional Area in Texas

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Our existing coordinator in Texas, Danny Bezet, has expanded his vision to serve an additional area in the state! Danny, coordinator for Texas Hill County FHFH (TX-09), is now also the coordinator for South Texas FHFH (TX-10). You can find Danny and the rest of our local coordinators by CLICKING HERE. We encourage you to reach out and support them!

FHFH Board Member Helps Provide Fish for the Hungry

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Travis May of The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute loads a Mountaineer Food Bank truck with fresh salmon headed for food banks and pantries in West Virginia. (Photo courtesy of The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute).
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Staff from Mountaineer Food Bank and The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute who helped to make the donation of fresh salmon happen in West Virginia. (Photo courtesy of The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute).
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Staff from Mountaineer Food Bank with donated salmon fillets from The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute. (Photo courtesy of Mountaineer Food Bank).
John Davidson 1John Davidson, FHFH Board President

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry board president John Davidson is employed as a Research Scientist for the Freshwater Institute in Shepherdstown, WV, which is part of an organization called The Conservation Fund. Recently the Freshwater Institute and Mountaineer Food Bank worked together to provide more than 4,000 meals of locally raised salmon filets to the food bank’s network of food pantries and programs that help West Virginians in need.

In West Virginia, 250,600 people are struggling with hunger ​and of them 73,770 are children. Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway, WV provides food and other household items to their emergency food network in 48 counties including programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, backpack programs, senior programs and mobile pantries.

John has worked for the Freshwater Institute for more than 20 years, publishing numerous research and industry articles focused on fish production in recirculating aquaculture systems. The Conservation Fund, working with public, private and nonprofit partners, protects America’s legacy of land and water resources through land acquisition, sustainable community and economic development, and leadership training, emphasizing the integration of economic and environmental goals.
A local news story about this salmon donation project published by The Journal (Martinsburg, WV) can be found by CLICKING HERE.

Ohio Food Pantry Blessed With Venison

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Wayne County FHFH (OH-28) recently donated 120 pounds of much needed meat to help people in need ​in Medina County Ohio!

​We received this thank you note from Feeding Medina County in response to the donation of the venison.


“Thank you so much for connecting me with Tom Norman in Wooster.  I was able to pick up 120 pounds of venison two weeks ago that we gave right back out to the families that attended our food distribution in Medina last week.

Feeding Medina County feeds over 3,000 people each month and we are so blessed to have connected with FHFH.

Thank you for all that you do, for including us, and for finding a way for our earth’s natural resources to get to those most in need.”

God bless,
Katy Fuerst, Executive Director
Feeding Medina County

The vision of Feeding Medina County is to be the resource to fight hunger and food insecurity across Medina County. They believe no one should ever be hungry due to their circumstances.

FFA Chapter Helps the Hungry of Ohio

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​Muskingum County FHFH (OH-18) was recently blessed with a donation of $250 from the West Muskingum FFA in Ohio.  Chapter President Chloe Armstrong wrote us a letter about the immense value of FHFH in their community.

“We are writing to notify your organization that the members of the West Muskingum FFA Chapter have elected to donate, in the amount of $250, to the Muskingum County chapter of Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, Inc. 

Our chapter members see the immense value in your organization and appreciates the individuals who continue to contribute to and manage the organization. 

​Not only have we had past and present FFA members contribute deer to FHFH to be processed and donated to the local hunger network, but we have also had members who have been on the receiving end of the organization’s generosity when in times of need. 

As a chapter, we appreciate all that your organization does and hope that our donation will help with your continued mission of supporting our local community.”
 
Sincerely,
Chloe Armstrong, Chapter President
West Muskingum FFA Chapter

The purpose of the West Muskingum FFA is to develop the students potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.  Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and  lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems.

FHFH Welcomes New Volunteers

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry welcomes new volunteer local coordinators in South Carolina.
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Joshua Candler is  coordinator for Lexington County FHFH  (SC-07).  ​

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Rainer Del Valle is coordinator for Upstate South Carolina FHFH (SC-08).

You can find Joshua, Rainer and the rest of our local coordinators by CLICKING HERE. We encourage you to reach out and support them!

Meat Donated to The Jericho House

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Left to right are: Larry McKenna and Jade Crotzer of The Jericho House, and Joe Schuster, Coordinator for North Georgia Foothills FHFH
Joe Schuster, Coordinator for North Georgia Foothills FHFH, coordinated the pickup of 423 pounds of venison donated by FHFH to The Jericho House in Georgia.  The meat was processed by Southers Deer Cooler in Murrayville, GA.

The Jericho House is a Christ-centered drug and alcohol recovery program located in the mountains of North Georgia.  Their mission is to guide men who are caught in addiction on their recovery journey and help them rewrite their story for a better future. 

Empty Freezer Filled for the Hungry

FHFH donated meat to a church food bank and received this note of thanks from Pastor Dave Hays at Battlefield Bible Church near Sharpsburg, MD:

“We have a food bank and had lost some of our food donors and resources.  We had just run completely out of meat when Josh and his group came through for us in a way that was almost miraculous.  Now ALL of our church freezers are full of meat to feed the hungry.  What a blessing!”
​Pastor Dave Hays

We thank everyone who donated deer, made a financial gift or volunteered making it possible for us to feed people in need who are struggling with hunger.