A group of TopGolfers spent Thursday afternoon at the North Texas Food Bank helping sort through food that will be distributed this week to hungry Dallas/Ft. Worth residents in 13 counties.
In a mere two and a half hours, 20 volunteers were able to sort through 13,000 pounds of food!
While jamming out to Michael Jackson, we created an assembly line to unpack 10-pound bags of grapefruit and oranges, inspect the fruit, and repackage it into five-pound bags for each family. Mushy, busted and moldy fruits were discarded to the trash, which became a fun little basketball (or should I say dodgeball?) game in and of itself. Hey, leave it to the TopGolfers to aim for an open target, whatever that might be½
The decision to keep or toss each "borderline" piece of fruit became a swift but analytical judgment by committee. Needless to say, the TopGolf volunteers quickly became grapefruit and orange connoisseurs.
But I digress.
This was an amazing cause that we are all so honored to have taken part in. The North Texas Food Bank provided 47 million meals in 2012, which is a 45 percent year-over-year increase. That equates to approximately 1 million pounds of donated food per week! And the organization could not operate without the help of its 38,000 volunteers who help prepare those meals for distribution. If you're looking for a fun, easy way to lend your time to the community, check out the opportunities available at www.ntfb.org. Our team cannot wait to go back!
On a side note, Friday, Feb. 29 has been deemed Citrus Appreciation Day at the TopGolf International Headquarters. Associates are encouraged to wear citrus-y colors and bring their ripest fruits on which to snack. TopGolf Marketing Exec and famed blogger Mark will be demonstrating his favorite way to prepare a grapefruit.