PGA pro golfer Jason Dufner
and his wife Amanda are tackling hunger among school children in Lee County.
The couple, who live in
Auburn, visited Carver on Tuesday, one of two schools they are helping in this
The pro golfer teamed up
with Auburn University to send bags of food home every Friday to 275 children
in Lee County.
AU students get the Ziploc
bags ready, then teachers discreetly put them in the children's back packs on Friday
at recess so they can have meals that would otherwise be scarce for them on the
"What touched me was
hearing from the kids and the impact this was having on them and we did not
have it in this area so we decided to bring it to this community," said
Nearly 20 million children
in the United States face hunger every year.
For $80 you can help
provide weekend meals for a child for an entire school year. For more
information please visit the official website.
Blessings in a Backpack
provides food for children who qualify for free and reduced lunches.