Food Bank Golf Tournament A Success

We took a swing and soared straight down the fairway! The Brantford Food Bank held their 10th annual Drive to Survive Golf Tournament on Friday, May 20th. It was smooth sailing all day long: beautiful weather, energetic teams, exciting contests, and a giving spirit overall.

This year’s tournament raised just over $17,500 and 436 pounds of food to support the services of the Brantford Food Bank. This contribution makes an incredible difference! It positively impacts their services and clients alike.

Every weekday throughout the year, the food bank is open to the public to provide an emergency food hamper of two to three days worth of food. The food bank serves 1,200 households in Brantford and area each month. That’s 2,650 people, 35 percent of which are children.

Many people don’t realize the bravery it takes for someone to walk in to the food bank, and tell them they cannot feed themselves or their family. It takes a tremendous amount of courage for anyone to admit that they need help. The funds raised at this annual golf tournament make certain that the food bank is available when someone takes that humbling step.

The tournament’s success year after year can only happen with the support of the community, sponsors, participants and volunteers. Every swing helped feed those who need it most. Thanks to this year’s major sponsors: Charles Jones Industrial and Millards. This tournament helps ensure that people have nutritious meals to feed their families, support through difficult times, and hope for the future.

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