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Omaha, Neb.-based ConAgra Mills and Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings (SFS) recently hosted their fourth annual Child Hunger Ends Here Golf Event, raising $110,000 to benefit Food Bank for the Heartland’s Mobile Pantry Program, a traveling food pantry that distributes food in rural areas of Nebraska and western Iowa. The money will help feed approximately 2,000 families in areas with a high need but limited resources.
Since launching in 2010, the event has raised more than $400,000, helping feed more than 1,800 children through the Backpack program, which provides food to children during the school year, especially during weekends and school vacations, and about 2,000 families through the Mobile Pantry program.
“It never ceases to amaze me,” says Brian Barks, director of development and public relations, Food Bank for the Heartland. “The generosity, passion and culture of wanting to help and give back from the folks at ConAgra Mills and SFS is truly inspiring. They genuinely loved putting the event together, and they pulled it off without a hitch. It was an absolute thrill that they did this for us. It is the second-largest, single-day funding for the Food Bank of the Heartland.”
“Each year this event continues to grow,” says Bill Stoufer, president, ConAgra Mills. “It is an opportunity for us to share our passion and commitment to give back to our community with many of our customers and industry partners. I am proud to team up with the Food Bank for the Heartland and am thankful for our generous 35 sponsors and 200 golfers for participating in this year’s event.”