FOOD Share of Ventura County to partner with Dole Packaged Foods and PowerShares QQQ Championship for 2 week Food Drive

September 25, 2017 – Thousand Oaks, CA - - Today FOOD Share of Ventura County announced a two-week food drive in partnership with Dole Packaged Foods and the PowerShares QQQ Championship. People who bring 10 cans (or non-perishable food items) of food between September 26 and October 6 to any of the five locations listed below will get two free tickets to the golf tournament (good any day) at Sherwood Country Club October 27-29. There is a maximum of two tickets per person. 
 

The food drop-off locations are:
 

Dole Packaged Foods

3059 Townsgate Road

Westlake Village, CA 91360

 

FOOD SHARE

4156 Southbank Road

Oxnard, CA 93036

 

YMCA of Thousand Oaks

4031 Moorpark Road

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

 

Cal and Marie Johnston Boys & Girls Club

Located at Colina Middle School

1450 E. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

 

Rocky and Lon Morton Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Conejo Valley

Located at Sequoia Middle School

2855 Borchard Road

Newbury Park, CA 91320

 

The locations will be accepting the food items between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. The most needed items are canned proteins (tuna fish, chicken, etc.), peanut butter, soup, cereal, bagged rice and pinto beans. 

“Your donation does make a difference,” explains Monica White, interim CEO of FOOD Share, Ventura County’s foodbank. “Last year, FOOD Share distributed over 11 million pounds of nutritious food to hungry families, children and seniors throughout Ventura County. We simply couldn’t provide this imperative community service without the support of our generous donors.”

“We are thrilled to be part of this wonderful program in our community,” stated Brad Bartlett, President, Dole Packaged Foods. He continued, “We partner with FOOD Share on a number of programs and we are committed to doing our part to alleviate hunger and food insecurity nationwide. FOOD Share provides a vital service to those in need in LA and Ventura counties.”

“The ability to leave a charitable impact in the Thousand Oaks community is a top priority for the PowerShares QQQ Championship. Our partnership with FOOD Share and Dole Packaged Foods has allowed us the opportunity to accelerate that mission.” Said Phil Bough, Executive Director of the PowerShares QQQ Championship “We are excited to watch the positive change these donations make to aid in the fight against hunger.”
 
About FOOD Share
Nearly 40 years ago, eight citizens performed a good deed by distributing food to those who were in need underneath a Ventura bridge. The early philanthropic movement quickly formed into what is now Ventura County’s regional food bank, FOOD Share, which has grown from serving a few hundred hungry people per month to 74,500 people. Today, staff and volunteers distribute more than 11 million pounds of food, or 9 million meals, annually from its distribution sites; more than 200 partner agencies, which include neighborhood and church food distributions and soup kitchens; as well as hunger assistance programs. FOOD Share’s programs provide healthy nutrition and education to children, families and seniors, which include: Kids’’ Farmers’ Market, Senior Kits, Nutrition Education, Community Markets, and more. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, FOOD Share is a member of the Feeding America network, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.
For more information about FOOD Share, visit www.foodshare.com. Find us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter

About Dole Packaged Foods

 Dole Packaged Foods LLC is a world leader in growing, sourcing, distributing and marketing fruit and healthy snacks. Dole sells a full line of packaged ambient fruit, frozen fruit, dried fruit, and juices. The company focuses on four pillars of sustainability in all its operations: water management, carbon footprint, soil conservation and packaging. For more information please visit  www.dolesunshine.com or www.doleintlcsr.com.

About the PowerShares QQQ Championship

The PowerShares QQQ Championship is the second of three season-ending events in the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs. The top 54 PGA TOUR Champions players in the Charles Schwab Cup standings will qualify for the event at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California, held October 27-29, 2017. The top 36 will move on to the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Phoenix, AZ) where the season will culminate with the crowning of the Charles Schwab Cup champion.
 
A charitably-driven event, the PowerShares QQQ Championship offers fans the opportunity to “Buy Now, Give Back” to local charities. With every ticket purchased, another ticket is donated to Sherwood Cares Foundation to distribute to charities within the area. The Sherwood Cares Foundation serves as the event’s Official Charity Partner, with proceeds from the tournament also benefitting the First Tee of Los Angeles.