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Trader Joe's 4th Annual Birdies to Break Hunger Program

September 05, 2017

Golf for donations to fight hunger? We thought we'd take another swing at it. In our fourth annual "Birdies to Break Hunger" program, we've teamed up with four Florida-based LPGA players – Sandra Gal, Pernilla Lindberg, Mo Martin and Belen Mozo – to chip away at hunger. Each time one of these players records a birdie* during an LPGA or other professional event, Trader Joe's will make a donation of $75 to Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that provides weekend nutrition to children living with food insecurity in Florida. Keep track of our 1-under-par players and the dollars they are earning to help feed children in Florida on our Golf Score Card.

728 total birdies and $54,600 donated

*Birdie: a score of one under par on a hole.


Trader Joe's Birdies To Break Hunger Program tallies the final score card for 2016, earning a total of $96,150 for food banks in Florida's Feeding America Network!

score card as of  December 31 2016

2016 Birdies to Break Hunger FINAL SCORES:
Gal: 310 Birdies = $23,250
Hurst: 165 Birdies = $12,375
Martin: 333 Birdies = $24,975
Mozo: 126 Birdies  = $9,450
Lindberg: 348 Birdies = $26,100
TOTALS: 1282 Birdies = $96,150


Trader Joe's Birdies To Break Hunger Program tallies the final score card for 2015, earning a total of $86,775 for food banks in Florida's Feeding America Network!

final score card for 2015

2015 Birdies to Break Hunger Scores:
Gal: 364 Birdies = $27,300
Hurst: 24 Birdies = $1,800
Martin: 258 Birdies = $19,350
Mozo: 186 Birdies  = $13,950
Lindberg: 325 Birdies = $24,375
TOTALS: 1157 Birdies = $86,775


Trader Joe's Birdies To Break Hunger Program tallies the final score card for 2014, earning a total of $92,325 for food banks in Florida's Feeding America Network!

2014 FINAL Score Card Birdies to Break Hunger

2014 Birdies to Break Hunger Scores:
Gal: 324 Birdies = $24,300
Hurst: 54 Birdies = $4,050
Martin: 220 Birdies = $16,500
Mozo: 290 Birdies  = $21,750
Lindberg: 343 Birdies = $25,725
TOTALS: 1157 Birdies = $92,325