Sep 6th, 2016
The Barclays Help Foodbank
Food donation helps hundreds of people
Words: Daniel Owen Photography: Getty Images
Golf is often poo-pooed for being out of touch with the world. And a lot of the time quite rightly. But props where it's due, as The Barclays tournament donated 5,529 lbs of food to a Long Island Food bank after the tournament was completed.
While the tournament was won by Patrick Reed, the real winners were the Island Harvest Food Bank who collected the surplus food from Bethpage Black. There are nearly 320,000 people identified as food insecure in the region, so the selections of meats, cheeses, vegetables, salads, and drinks did not go to waste. Part of the Surplus Food recovery program, the Island Harvest Food Bank has saved 279,264 lbs of food from restaurants, supermarkets, and golf clubs among other places to give to the people who need it.
“We appreciate the thoughtfulness of The Barclay’s in helping us get food to people who need it, while at the same time reduce the amount of food that goes to waste,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO, Island Harvest Food Bank. “The Barclay’s not only helped people in need but helped the environment by lessening the amount of food that would have been sent to a local landfill.”
We hope more golf tournaments help in the same way, and when big sponsors of the game include Walmart, Shoprite and Evian, there is plenty scope for helping people, not only in America, but around the world.