Through a partnership with the PNC Father/Son Challenge, PNC, PGA TOUR players and families, the goal is to spread awareness of Childhood Hunger through Blessings in a Backpack.
Over the next three years in Orlando, PNC will feed 80 children. That will account for 9,120 weekend backpacks full of easy to prepare, nutritious and child friendly food.
“The commitment of PNC to fill backpacks and feed kids makes a difference,” said Teo Sodemon, PNC Father/Son Challenge Tournament Director. “Many children go hungry. They are provided meals at school but unfortunately don’t have any food on the weekends. This program is helping solve the problem.”
During the pro-am, Champion Tour players, NBC executives, tournament officials and PNC employees stuffed backpacks, which will be delivered to Nap Ford Elementary school in Orlando.
Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary school children who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. One out of every six children in the U.S. (12.4 million) is at risk of hunger.
Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat foods, like granola bars, juice boxes, mac and cheese, and oatmeal.