Local food pantry to sponsor fundraiser golf outing Sept. 16

TAYLOR – Fish and Loaves Community Food Pantry will host its ninth annual Par for the Course fundraiser golf outing Sept.16. The event will be held at the Lakes of Taylor Golf Club, 25505 Northline Road.

The outing, a four-person scramble, will begin with an 8 a.m. registration and continental breakfast followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The $100 per golfer fee includes breakfast, 18 holes of golf (with a cart), lunch, prizes for the winning team, raffle prizes, dinner, a two-hour bar service, prizes for “closest to the pin” and “closest to the line” and more.

Golfers can register online by going to the “events” page at www.DownriverFishAndLoaves.org. For more information, or to register by phone, call Fish and Loaves at 734-992-6284.

Company and individual sponsorship opportunities are still available.

“We would certainly appreciate additional organizations to join in as sponsors to help us continue our missiont,” Fish & Loaves Executive Director Mary Hollens said.

For more information on these opportunities, contact Fish and Loaves at 734-992-6284.

“We’re looking forward to another great event,” Hollens said. “This year’s outing comes at a critical time for our community. Our food shelves are in dire need of restocking as children head back to school in September, and the need for food-related assistance continues with no decrease in sight.

“This outing is our largest fundraiser of the year. It supplies a big portion of the much-needed dollars that allow us to keep serving those in need in our communities.”

Hollens said it takes over $20,000 a month for the nonprofit organization to provide food to needy residents in the its service area, which includes Allen Park, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, Brownstown Township and Woodhaven.

“This is a true community effort”, Hollens said. “We have been blessed in receiving the support of some great sponsors so far, including MASCO, who serves as our presenting sponsor, Load 1, Humana, UAW-Region 1 and more. The leadership of these organizations know the importance of making sure food is available to those in need.

“And with one in five kids not getting enough food regularly, child hunger remains a priority – and a formidable challenge – for us.”