BMAC is thrilled to be one of only 150 Food Banks nationwide to participate in the CenturyLink "Backpack Buddies" food/fund drive. Every donation given to the BMAC Food Bank through the Backpack Buddies website between June 5 and June 16 will be matched by the Centurylink Clarke M. Williams Foundation. When you make your donation, be sure to scroll past the first 145 names to near the bottom of the list, as the BMAC Food Bank is listed under Walla Walla, WA.
Please make your annual contribution to the BMAC Food Bank through this Fund Drive, so your dollars will have double the impact! Visitwww.centurylink.com/fooddrive from June 5 through June 16 to make your donation.
Here's where it gets even better:
What do a golf tournament, a food bank, and an internet provider have in common?
How about this QUADRUPLE WHAMMY: how would you like to spend a day golfing for a cause, buy something nice at the silent auction, meanwhile helping to feed your neighbors through the BMAC Food Bank--all knowing that your donation will be MATCHED for double the impact?
The REALTORS® Care and Share Golf Tournament, to be held on June 16 to benefit the BMAC Food Bank, has graciously offered to combine the efforts of their silent auction with the Backpack Buddies Food Drive. Donors are encouraged to attend the Golf Tournament to get the very most of their donations: a matching gift from CenturyLink AND a something from the auction to take home.
When: June 16, 2017
Where: Veteran's Memorial Golf Course
Cost: $15 for dinner and auction ONLY, or $100 to participate in the full tournament.
About their Golf Tournament, the Walla Walla REALTORS state:
"The Walla Walla REALTORS® Care & Share Golf Tournament began in 2004 to supplement the annual Care & Share Food Drive, which has been going on for close to 30 years now. We are proud to have collected over $24,000 for the BMAC Food Bank through last year's golf tournament, as well as over 24,000 pounds of donated food in the October 2016 Care & Share Food Drive.
As the need has grown, so has our dedication and effort to making sure our neighbors have food on their tables.We will have a great day of golf at the beautiful Veteran's Memorial Golf Course (www.vetsmemorialgolf.com). The event will include a 4-person scramble, registration gift bag, golf cart, driving range & range balls, contests, drawings, and a dinner and awards receptions following the golf."
Supporters are welcome to play in the tournament or just come for dinner and the auction: for an unbeatable $15. Registration for both types of participants takes place online at www.wallawallacareandshare.com
About their Backpack Buddies Food Drive, CenturyLink states:
"Each year, CenturyLink hosts a food drive to raise funds and awareness for community food banks in our markets. We have identified nearly 150 food banks that serve the communities where our employees live and work and will include those agencies in our 2017 drive.
The CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Food Drive will take place June 5-16. This will be an online virtual food drive with a single website to process all monetary donations. The URL for the site is www.centurylink.com/fooddrive. Donors will be able to visit the site, choose a beneficiary and make a financial donation via credit card or PayPal. Please note that the site will close at 10 p.m. Central on Friday, June 16.
The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation will grant a total of $1 million dollars to our participating food banks based on the total amount raised by each food bank through this site from June 5-16."
For more information about the BackpackBuddies Food Drive, see the Fact Sheet.