Golf, PGA section help Community Food Bank provide 45,000 meals

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The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma received a check for $11,300 last week, which it estimates will help provide at least 45,000 meals as the result of the second annual Golf Fore Food Pro-Am, which was held Sept. 22 at Forest Ridge Golf Club in Broken Arrow.

The event was presented by the South Central PGA Foundation, Ameriprise Financial Brock & Associates, Southwestern Payroll Services and Regent Bank. A South Central PGA professional played on each team in the Pro-Am.

All the following companies contributed time, effort and/or funds to make the event a success.

The South Central PGA Foundation, Forest Ridge Golf Club, Ameriprise Financial Brock & Associates, Oppenhemier, Southwestern Payroll Services, Regent Bank, AJ Gallagher Insurance, Benefits Plan Strategies, Helmerich & Payne, Hodges Warehouse, Pro Recruiters, Citizens Security Bank, Barracuda Staffing, Rich & Cartmill, ING, Spring Point Staffing, IVY,  RiverSource, Advances Plastics, Columbia.

The mission of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is to feed the hungry of eastern Oklahoma through a network of Partner Programs and to engage our communities in ending hunger.  Their vision is food security, with dignity, for all eastern Oklahomans.  They are the largest private hunger-relief organization in eastern Oklahoma. They provide food and other donated goods to 450 Partner Programs in 24 counties of eastern Oklahoma.

These programs include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs and senior citizen centers. Together, they provide more than 335,000 meals each week to people struggling with hunger.

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