ConAgra golf event raises $110,000 to fight hunger
by Eric Schroeder
OMAHA — ConAgra Mills and Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings hosted their fourth annual Child Hunger Ends Here golf event on July 18 at the Indian Creek golf course in Omaha. The event, which attracted 200 golfers, including many members of the grain-based foods industry, raised $110,000.
ConAgra said it has raised more than $400,000 since the event started in 2010. The money raised from the event goes to the Food Bank for the Heartland, with this year’s money expected to be used to help feed approximately 2,000 families in areas where there is a high need but limited resources. Since 2010, proceeds from the golf event have helped the Food Bank feed more than 1,800 children through the Backpack program and about 2,000 families through the Mobile Pantry program, ConAgra said.
Pictured, from left to right are Amy Patterson, vice-president and general manager of Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings; Brian Barks, director of development for Food Bank for the Heartland; Bill Stoufer, president of ConAgra Mills; and Susan Ogborn, chief executive officer of the Food Bank for the Heartland.