Golfers Generate Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars To Feed Hungry Kids
The numbers are in and the results are staggering from the 1st Annual ConAgra Mills Charity Golf Tournament! The event held August 25th and Indian Creek Golf Course raised in excess of $65,000. Funds generated through the tournament will be split between Precious Memories Day Care and Youth Emergency Services, non-profit organizations served by Food Bank for the Heartland.
"It's absolutely mind-boggling what organizers of the tournament from ConAgra Mills were able to accomplish in their first year," said Susan Ogborn, President/CEO of the Food Bank. "Both Precious Memories Day Care and Youth Emergency Services will be able to use the dollars raised by the golf tournament to better serve children in need in our community."
In any given week approximately 22,000 different people seek emergency food assistance in the Food Bank's service area. Over 40% of client households served by the Food Bank have children under the age of 18.
"ConAgra Foods is proud to give back to the community where our employees live and work and it's amazing to think that a few hours of fun with your coworkers can make such a positive difference for so many," said Pam Tuma, ConAgra Mills' employee and one of the 12 employee organizers of the tournament.
About Food Bank for the Heartland (a member of Feeding America):
Food Bank for the Heartland is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that acts as a central clearinghouse through which the food industry and community may donate surplus food to feed hungry individuals, families and children. Food is distributed to more than 350 member agencies in 77 counties in Nebraska and 16 counties in western Iowa. Annually, Food Bank for the Heartland distributes over eight million pounds of product helping to feed people in need in the Heartland.