Ardent Mills raises funds for charity golf tournament
By Bakers Journal
By Bakers Journal
Ardent Mills joined forces with many of its vendors, suppliers and carriers by raising $200,000 U.S. for Food Bank of the Rockies with its fourth annual Colorado charity golf tournament, held at the Riverdale Golf Courses in Brighton, earlier this month.
“We extend our sincere appreciation to vendors, suppliers and carriers who have made this annual event such a huge success. Together, our single-day efforts have shattered the previous fundraising record of $140,000 and made 800,000 meals possible,” says CEO Dan Dye, of Ardent Mills in a press release.
Food Bank of the Rockies interim President and CEO Michelle Barnes notes, “Food is the foundation for a happy, healthy life. Because of this event, 800,000 meals will be distributed to families who face hunger in our community. In our Colorado and Wyoming service region, hundreds of thousands of people worry about where they will find their next meal. Hunger is very real, and Food Bank of the Rockies, with the help of partners like Ardent Mills, is fighting to ensure food security is a reality for every family.”
The annual charity golf tournament began in 2010 at a legacy company, raising more than $1,000,000 in total. Ardent Mills COO Bill Stoufer added in a press release, “We are grateful to Ardent Mills team members who volunteer to make this event a success for the food bank. We are donating $500 each to a food bank or charity in each of the home cities of six businesses that were recognized by Ardent Mills team members for their strong partnership and support.” These businesses include: Hood Packaging Corporation of Madison, Mississippi; Point B Inc. of Denver, Colorado; Fourkites Inc. of Chicago, Illinois; Horizon Controls Inc., of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania; Interstates of Sioux City, Iowa; and United Warehouse CO. of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
An additional group of vendors was recognized at the event for their work to assist Ardent Mills in regaining operational status and providing grain-based ingredients and foods to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean region in the wake of last year’s Hurricane Maria. Seven companies were honoured by a donation of $500 each in their names to Hogar del Niño El Ave Maria, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, an orphanage sponsored annually by Molinos de Puerto Rico. These firms included: Great Western Manufacturing Co. Inc., W.W. Grainger Inc., Motion Industries Inc., Interstates, SCA Construction Inc., Ebmeier Engineering LLC and Foodliner Inc.
Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR), a non-profit organization, distributed nearly 49 million meals last year through direct service programs and partner agencies, serving clients in Northern Colorado, including Metro Denver, and the entire state of Wyoming. Since 1978, FBR has provided more than 615 million meals to people in need. Food Bank of the Rockies is a member of Feeding America. For additional information, please visit www.foodbankrockies.org