Did you know that currently 49 million Americans live in homes that are identified as food insecure-meaning they do not always have access to adequate amounts of food to maintain a healthy lifestyle? Or that food insecurity exists in every county in America ranging from a low of 4% in Slope County ND to a high of 33% in Humphreys County, MS. Well, here in Amador we are doing what we can to fix that.
Aloha was proud to sponsor the 2nd Annual Swing to End Hunger Golf Benefit Tournament on June 12th at the Castle Oaks Golf Club. We set our tents out early for the event. Aloha provided custom trophies, goodie bags and an Aloha sales tent filled with merchandise. All proceeds from the sales were donated back to the Food Bank. It was a great 4 person scramble at Castle Oaks. The carts made their grand dash across the greens at 8 am. Luckily for us there were a few slow pokes so golfers had plenty of time to shop the Aloha tent while they waited.
Jared and crew played a solid round of golf and won last place! Hmm... maybe they should stick to snowboarding? All wasn’t lost as they managed to snag a gift certificate. The proceeds to this event go directly into filling the food bank’s shelves with nutritious foods for local families in need. So, Ethan may have lost a few items (Ahem, ball marker), but all in all the guys did great and had fun supporting our new home base in Amador county.
Since 1998, The Interfaith Food Bank of Amador County has served as a focal distribution center with 15 satellite locations throughout Amador County including a Spanish speaking site in Plymouth. Last year, The Interfaith Food Bank distributed almost 1 million four hundred fifty thousand pounds of food.