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Take the Fork in the Road to West Fork

Posted by Janet Werner on May 2, 2012 in Conroe, Non Profit |
The Montgomery County Food Bank Fork in the road

Food Bank needs golfers to 'fork' out for a round of golf.

When you get to the fork in the road…take it. The Montgomery County Food Bank needs golfers to take the fork in the road to West Fork…the Links of West Fork. Their 2nd Annual “Putt Out Hunger” Golf Tournament will be held this Friday, May 4th, with a noon shotgun start. Tournament interest is gaining, but they still need more golfers. In fierce competition with the Insperity Championship Tournament in The Woodlands, there will be three days of professional golf before, and two following, the Food Bank’s tournament. So why not get in around in between?

The Food Bank averages 30,000 requests per month for assistance through their distribution of 50 food pantries. Margie Taylor of the Montgomery County Food Bank said, “We’re holding a minimum of one fundraiser a month, and there are food drives going on all over the county. But no matter how much food and money we take in, it seems it’s never enough.”

For every $1 raised, 7 meals can be provided. So essentially, every golfer will be providing 875 meals. That’s 291 days of meals for one person, at an average of 3 meals per day, but realistically, the hungry don’t always get three meals a day. The situation can improve if golfers are willing to ‘fork’ out for a round of golf.

The fundraiser will feature the usual opportunities for prizes including a putting contest. Mulligans are available, 3 for $10. A silent auction will also provide an additional opportunity to feed a few more hungry neighbors. Following the event will be a dinner at 5:00 pm.

The Links of West Fork is conveniently located on One Golf Ridge Drive in Conroe (77304). To sign up to play golf individually or with a foursome, contact Margie Taylor with the Food Bank, at 936-539-6686, or email mtaylor@montgomerycountyfoodbank.com Registration is at 10 am; $125 per golfer, and a foursome is $500. For more information about the Montgomery County Food Bank, visit their Facebook page and also their website at www.montgomerycountyfoodbank.com

author – Janet Warner

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