Hunger affects the elderly, the homeless and children in low-income families. The West Virginia Governor’s One Shot Hunt was held this past weekend near Weston, West Virginia and it is one program that contributes to the non-profit, Hunters Helping the Hungry. Eureka Midstream donated $2,000 and entered a team to participate in the hunt. The team of Camron Stover and Greg Gump took first place! Participants harvested 37 antlerless whitetail deer and all of the venison will be donated to the local food bank. The venison will provide a much-needed source of food for the less fortunate throughout the Mountain State.
This annual event is supported by The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources and brings together hunters, meat processors, the Mountaineer Food Bank and Facing Hunger Food Bank. The meat is processed, packaged, frozen and is distributed to more than 600 charitable soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, senior centers, missions, churches and community centers around the state.
Since 1992, hunters have donated over 1.3 million meals to families in need. As quoted by Glenn Adrian, President of the One Shot Committee, “The goal is to help grow Hunters Helping the Hungry, raise awareness of hunger in West Virginia and benefit thousands of families across the state. We take something that is so natural to West Virginians and share — at no cost — to people throughout the state,” said Adrian. (1)
Chris Akers commented, “Great job to the team! Giving back to the communities is an important part of operating a business. At Eureka Midstream, we are always looking for ways that we can make a positive impact to the areas where we work.”
(1) Source: The Exponent Telegram