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Golfers needed for Full Tummy fundraiser

Some 150 students receive extra food each week from a group of moms who are actively fighting childhood hunger in the community.

The Full Tummies project is a non-denominational ministry that is designed to provide a small bag of food on Fridays for children in the local schools who are at risk for hunger on the weekends.

Children who qualify for the project are determined by the school administration and their identities are kept confidential. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack items are discreetly placed in the child’s backpack at a time when children are not in the classroom.

To raise money, the organization is hosting a golf tournament on June 8, at noon, at the Andalusia Country Club.

“This fun tournament will also include some awesome raffle items,” said Andrea Hindmon of the group.

Teams of four are needed and the cost is $400 per team.

Hole sponsors are also needed for $100 per hole.

The program started in 2014 by serving K-2 at five local schools – Opp, Andalusia, Straughn, Pleasant Home and Red Level – with around 40 students.

The program has grown to serve grades K-5 at the same local schools.

To register, call 208-1117 or email covingtonfulltummies@gmail.com.