Last Month’s Inaugural Hunger Shootout was a Success

POLK COUNTY FARM BUREAU SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT RAISED FUNDS FOR 20,000 MEALS AND COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

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BARTOW, FLA. Polk County Farm Bureau (PCFB) recently hosted the Hunger Shootout Saturday, September 13, 2014 at FishHawk Sporting Clays in Lithia, Fla. to benefit the Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Scholarship Fund and Wild Game Food Bank (WGFB). The Hunger Shootout sporting clay tournament raised enough funds for WGFB to process meat for approximately 20,000 meals and funds to award multiple scholarships to deserving high school students who are pursuing a career in agriculture.

“The Hunger Shootout was a great success as a fundraiser, and an even greater success as an opportunity for members of the agriculture industry and our community from around the county to come together and enjoy a beautiful summer morning, “ said MJ Carnevale, YF&R Chairman. “YF&R Thanks WGFB for all their hard work in setting up this event and looks forward to making it an annual tradition.”

PCFB and WGFB intend to team up again next year to make the Hunger Shootout an annual event.

We’re thrilled to be apart of this great event, said Caitlin Meadows, WGFB President. We are grateful for PCFB, and for the teams and sponsors that participated.

WGFB is the PCFB Womens Committee charity of choice. This honorable organization coordinates wild game donations to help feed members of the community in Polk, Hillsborough, and Lake Counties. To learn more about this organization visit www.wildgamefoodbank.com.

Founded in 1942, Polk County Farm Bureau represents more than 4,400 member families and is directed by a 25-member board of farmers, growers and ranchers. The organization works with educators, government officials and opinion leaders to enhance and protect the viability of agriculture in Polk County. For more information contact Carole McKenzie at carolem@pcfb.org or (863) 533-0561.

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