‘Help Feed the Need’ at Hunger Resource Network’s golf outing

Residents are invited to “Help Feed the Need” and participate in the 2024 Hunger Resource Network Golf Outing on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Chevy Chase Country Club, in Wheeling.

This fundraiser features a competitively fun 18-hole scramble tournament, lunch, a ball drop, a raffle, awards, entertainment and a cocktail reception.

The event will feature special guests: Master of Ceremonies Jesse Rogers, ESPN.COM & ESPN RADIO, with entertainment by Israel Mandrake, mentalist, hypnotist and mindset coach.

“The need for those who can't find a way to put enough food on their table, especially healthy protein, is continuing to grow. It is critically important that we expand the number of people we reach with our ‘Poultry to Pantries’ program,” said Bob Tucker, HRN board member

“Poultry to Pantries Day” is another important reminder that food insecurity has no boundaries.

It is the day when 120,000 pounds of frozen 10-pound packages of chicken are distributed to almost 100 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters throughout the Chicago area to help lessen hunger in food insecure households.

“Each ½ pound of chicken equals one serving of healthy protein. The need is so great most of the chicken is served that evening or within a few days,” said Kerry Smith, director of Development at HRN.

Hunger Resource Network hosts “Poultry to Pantries Day” events twice yearly in the Spring (March 16) and Fall (Nov. 16, 2024). They are conducted at HRN’s headquarters in Northbrook.

In recent weeks, HRN successfully met its goal for the annual luncheon fundraiser held at Chevy Chase Country Club.

“We have not only created a memorable event but also made a profound impact on food insecurity in our communities.

“This initiative has strengthened our ability to address hunger locally, ensuring that more community members have access to nutritious food and support during challenging times.

“Together, we are making a meaningful difference in the lives of our neighbors and building a stronger, more resilient community,” Smith emphasized.

How to register for the golf outing: Become a “Hunger Hero”

Interested in golfing, sponsoring, donating to the raffle or ball drop, or joining us for the cocktail reception? Visit or call Kerry Smith at (847) 272-1700.

About Hunger Resource Network

HRN is a 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to working in partnership with corporations, organizations and individuals who share a commitment to feed the hungry.

Its mission is to aid in the alleviation of hunger by helping meet the needs of food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. There are dozens of businesses and foundations who are HRN benefactors.

For information, visit

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