Billy Horschel asks community to join him to help fight food insecurity by donating to Feeding Northeast Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 7, 2019) — As The PLAYERS Championship approaches, professional golfer and Northeast Florida resident Billy Horschel is asking the First Coast community to help fight food insecurity by donating to Feeding Northeast Florida, a nonprofit community food bank. Horschel has named his campaign #DriveOutHunger.

“Hunger is an enormous problem in Jacksonville. Many families struggle to choose between paying their rent, fixing their cars, paying the electric bill, filling prescriptions or buying groceries. Sadly, buying food sometimes falls to the bottom of that list,” said Feeding Northeast Florida President and CEO Frank Castillo. “We are grateful Billy Horschel is providing us with much-needed funds to transport healthy, nutritious foods to the people who need them most, and we hope the community will join Horschel’s campaign.”

Horschel will donate $1,000 for each birdie and $5,000 for each eagle he makes during the 2019 THE PLAYERS Championship tournament from March 14 – 17.

“It’s more than just the money,” Horschel said. “A lot of people can write the check and then feel good about it, but I want to be a part of something where you can see the end result, can see the light at the end of the tunnel and when you’re helping feed people, you can see the light.”

This is the fourth year Horschel has participated in the #DriveOutHunger campaign. Horschel is challenging his friends, sponsors and the community to help #DriveOutHunger. Every $1 donated will enable Feeding Northeast Florida to provide six meals to those in need.

To make a donation to Horschel’s #DriveOutHunger campaign, visit
Feedingnefl.org/driveouthunger
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About Feeding Northeast Florida

Feeding Northeast Florida works daily to provide healthy food and critical resources to those locally struggling with food insecurity across eight regional counties. In 2017, more than 12.5 million meals were distributed throughout Northeast Florida through the organization’s robust hunger-relief network of 150 partners and programs. For more information about Feeding Northeast Florida, visit https://www.feedingnefl.org/.

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