Hunters Helping the Hungry program gets $70K
GASSAWAY, W.Va. -- The Mountaineer Food Bank has received $70,000 in funds raised during the sixth annual Governor's One Shot Whitetail Hunt.
The head of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources presented the check for the Hunters Helping the Hungry program in Gassaway this week.
Officials say the money will help to offset processing and distribution costs of deer donated through the program that distributes the deer meat to food pantries, churches and other groups. Dominion Energy donated an additional $25,000 in funding.
The deer hunt was held in late October at Stonewall Resort State Park near Roanoke in Lewis County. It began in 2007 when then-Gov. Joe Manchin and other state governors participated in a similar event in Wyoming. Manchin decided to bring that experience to West Virginia.