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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 8 months ago

Provision Packs receives $8K donation from Grind Gastropub and Kona Tiki Bar charity event

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The donation will provide 11,000 meals to hungry children in the community.
by: Guest Writer

by: Cindy Dalecki

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Provision Packs founder and CEO Carrie Torres announced that the nonprofit organization has received an $8,000 donation from Grind Gastropub and Kona Tiki Bar. The donation is a result of the Grind’s 8th-annual “Giving Thanks at Grind'' charity event held on Nov. 25. The event included a silent auction and live music. Kevin Wakefield, owner and operator of the Grind, presented the check to Carrie last week at the restaurant. Kevin is also the owner and operator of 31 Supper Club and Ormond Garage.

“We are incredibly grateful for this donation from Kevin, Scott, and their team,” Torres said. “They are truly helping close the gap on childhood hunger with this donation. It will provide approximately 1,142 bags of food to the hungry children in our community — that’s over 11,000 meals...that’s truly amazing."

The organization is planning its own fundraiser in May: "The River Scramble - ParTee on the Halifax." The event will include floating greens, golf boats and biodegradable fish food balls make the event the “par-tee” on the water. There are no golf carts, only boats. Each foursome travels by boat from tee to tee, with a designated driver and caddy. Boats are docked and golfers come ashore to tee off at the designated nine river front tee locations. More information and registration can be found at https://www.provisionpacks.org/events.html.

Provision Packs is an outreach that fills backpacks with well-rounded meals, cooking instructions and hygiene items to the children of our local community that experience hunger on nights and weekends when free or reduced school breakfast and lunch are not available. They currently have nine participating schools, and five feeding partners. From 2019 to 2020, they packed 11,618 bags, which equaled 104,562 meals, and fed 340 kids per week.

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