Feed the Kids Online Auction Open to Help Fight Against Childhood Hunger

SPRINGFIELD — Feed the Kids, a local nonprofit focused on fighting childhood hunger, has opened an online auction as part of its sixth annual charity golf tournament. The auction will run through Tuesday, Aug. 8, and the golf tournament will be held on Monday, Aug. 7 at Springfield Country Club, 1375 Elm St., West Springfield.

“The more than 200 items in the online auction were donated primarily by local businesses and individuals,” said Dr. Frederick Kadushin, co-chair of Feed the Kids. “There is something for everyone. This is fun way to help children across our region.”

The auction includes restaurant gift certificates, golf foursomes, jewelry, trips to the Caribbean, autographed sports memorabilia, and more. To participate in the online auction or donate, visit feedthekidsgolf.com.

Proceeds from the events will benefit local organizations that work to ensure children do not go hungry, including Square One, the Holyoke School Backpack Program, Pioneer Valley Powerpacks, and No Kid Hungry.

Square One provides food to more than 500 kids a day. The Holyoke School Backpack Program and Pioneer Valley Powerpacks distribute backpacks of nutritious and easy-to-prepare meals to children at the end of each week to enjoy over the weekend. No Kid Hungry is a national organization that raises funds to support school breakfast programs, summer meals, after-school meals, and more for children throughout the country.

“Through the past five tournaments and auctions, we raised more than $220,000 for these incredibly deserving charities,” Kadushin said. “We are especially grateful to our generous sponsors, including AAA Northeast, Westfield Bank, PeoplesBank, PIMCO, DiStefano Financial, Elm Electric, and M&T Bank.”