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TEXARKANA — Harvest Regional Food Bank will host its inaugural "Drive Out Hunger" Golf Tournament fundraiser this May at Northridge Country Club.

The event will be May 17. Participants will enjoy a day of fun on the green to help fight food insecurity in Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas, said Camille Wrinkle, executive director of Harvest Texarkana.

Last year, both signature events, including Wine & Jazz and Taste of Texarkana were cancelled.

"We had to cancel both of our fundraisers due to COVID-19 restrictions," Wrinkle said.

"This is a way to have another special event and be socially distanced and safe. We hope to have a fun day," she said.

This past year was also record year for Harvest as they responded to the COVID-19 crisis, Wrinkle said.

The food bank distributed a record 5.4 million pounds of food, and they adjusted to meet the growing needs in the community by implementing large-scale mobile pantry distribution events, working with school districts to feed children while schools were closed, partnering with local fire and police departments to provide emergency food boxes, and more.

Proceeds from the tournament will provide critical support for Harvest's programs and operations.

(Visit hrfb.org/golf to secure a sponsorship or team. For more information, call 870-774-1398 or email [email protected])

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