Sponsored Post by Beef4Hunger: Did you know that more than 17 million children wake up, go to school and go to bed hungry? That’s about one in four children who are considered food insecure. Hunger, as a greater societal problem, is something every community is aware of, yet there’s no denying it can easily fall into the “out of sight, out of mind” category. In our community, the exciting news is that we’ve found a way to be part of the solution.
Lake Forest-based Beef4Hunger is the only non-profit organization that exclusively procures and donates fresh beef meals to local food banks. Fresh beef is the hardest item for food banks to get and typically the first item to be cut due to costs. For hardworking families that simply can’t make ends meet, a meal containing high-quality protein is a significant change, as food bank rely heavily on starch-filled pantry items.
Since its founding in 2011, Beef4Hunger has already made a big impact by providing more than 56,104 protein-rich meals to families that wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them. The organization’s long term strategy is to distribute fresh beef to all 200 food banks in the country. Every month Beef4Hunger procures, deliver and donates over 4,200 fresh beef meals to the Chicago Food Depository and Northern Illinois Food Bank.
On September 6, Beef4Hunger is hosting a “Double Feature” fundraiser at the Lake Bluff Golf Club with a goal to serve another 50,000 high-quality meals to local food banks. Starting at noon with a golf outing, participants can enjoy driving range warm up, 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch and on-course contests for $125 a person. The Big Bad Q after-party starts at 6 p.m. and will feature live music from the Hell Hound Band, a full BBQ dinner, premium Terlato wines, custom craft beers from Lake Bluff Brewery and mechanical bull rides for $50 a person.
To purchase tickets, please visit www.beef4hunger.org/newsandevents. Beef4Hunger is a 100 percent volunteer-based organization that relies on the generosity and influence of generous individuals and socially responsible companies. For more information and to donate to Beef4Hunger, please visit http://www.beef4hunger.org and its Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/Beef4Hunger.
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– Written for Beef4Hunger by volunteer Megan Paszczykowski