Through a partnership between the Wells Fargo Championship, Food Rescue US, and Levy Restaurants, 10,000+ pounds of surplus food was rescued during the Wells Fargo Championship on May 5-8, 2022 at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. In addition to the excess food rescued, 3,000+ pounds of beverages and 900+ pounds of serveware were rescued.
During tournament week, more than 25 on-site volunteers collected, sorted, and delivered 9,000+ meals to five social service agencies across the DMV that serve their communities and support food insecure individuals and families.
“The Wells Fargo Championship brings together golf fans from all across the country for an exciting week of sport and leisure,” said Carol Shattuck, chief executive officer, Food Rescue US. “Food is a major part of these events, and we are proud to partner with the Wells Fargo Championship and Levy Restaurants to rescue their fresh surplus food and making sure it gets to those that need it most.”
In the past 20 years, the tournament, on behalf of Champions for Education, has distributed over $26 million and has raised awareness for numerous charitable foundations in the Charlotte area and in 2022 will do the same in the Washington DC area. For more information about the Wells Fargo Championship, please visit www.wellsfargochampionship.com.