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Drive Out Hunger golf outing raises nearly $50,000

Proceeds benefit the six Catholic Charities food pantries in the diocese, including one opening soon in Durham.

On Monday, April 29, over 160 golfers supported the 2nd Annual Catholic Charities Drive Out Hunger Golf Outing at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. Proceeds from the Drive Out Hunger Golf Outing will benefit the six Catholic Charities food pantries throughout the Diocese of Raleigh.

The success of the Drive Out Hunger Golf Outing will help the Catholic Charities food pantries continue to distribute approximately 3 million pounds of food each year, making Catholic Charities the largest provider of food in eastern North Carolina.

In only a few weeks, Catholic Charities will be expanding their capacity to bring food to families in need with the opening of the Durham Community Food Pantry and Reverend Joseph G. Vetter Family Enrichment Center. Currently, Durham and Orange counties face a 1.5 million-pound annual food shortage. By 2021, this new facility, located at the Lakewood Shopping Center, hopes to address this food shortage by distributing 1.5 million pounds of food each year.

“We are excited about opening this new facility,” shared Elise Mudd, Program Director. “Funds raised today will help us in our mission to end food insecurity in Durham and Orange counties.”

Learn more about the days events here.

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