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Shooting Hunger Raises Funds for 250,000 Meals

Posted 7/7/20

HUNTINGDON (June 26) — Shooting Hunger hosted its fourth annual sporting clays shooting event Friday at Carroll County Shooting Sports Park and raised enough funds for regional food banks to provide 250,000 meals to hungry Tennesseans.

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Shooting Hunger Raises Funds for 250,000 Meals

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HUNTINGDON (June 26) — Shooting Hunger hosted its fourth annual sporting clays shooting event Friday at Carroll County Shooting Sports Park and raised enough funds for regional food banks to provide 250,000 meals to hungry Tennesseans.

The all-day event featured two flights, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with a total of 265 shooters from west and middle Tennessee and Kentucky competing in teams of up to five.

Besides the sporting clays stations scattered throughout the park, the event featured fun games, lunch provided by the Tyson-Obion County Complex and safety talks. Commemorative Case knives were sold, including a one-of-a-kind knife auctioned to the highest bidder, which was Tosh Farms with $1,100.

Prizes were awarded in each flight to the top overall shooter and the top three teams. Also, each year, two $500 youth scholarships are awarded.

The annual event is hosted by Tennessee Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Mid-America and Tennessee Farmers Coop and had, prior to Friday, raised money that has provided over 1.5 million meals to those who are hungry.

When announcing this year’s event, Bryan Wright, Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation’s Director of Membership, said, “With COVID-19, many have lost jobs and have turned to food banks for help - something they never imagined having to do. When combined with the tornadoes and other weather events, much of Tennessee is in a disarray and making the difficult choice about either buying food or paying bills. We want them to know Tennessee agriculture is here to help them and to provide food for them in any way that we can.”

After the event, Wright told The Banner, “We’re beyond excited that 2020 surpassed 2019 and couldn’t be more thankful to the participants. It’s wonderful that the entire industry of agriculture could hold hands and have fun to feed hungry Tennesseans.”

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