The Ben Curtis Family Foundation was founded by 2003 British Open Champion, Ben Curtis and his wife, Candace in 2013. The mission of The Ben Curtis Family Foundation is to help alleviate childhood hunger. Numerous studies have shown that when children go to school on a full stomach, they are better able to focus on what they are learning in the classroom. Based on this knowledge, the Foundation developed the Birdie Bag program.

Each bag contains 9 meals, 6 snacks and a toiletry kit. The bags are sent home over long weekends during the school year. The program started in one elementary school with 135 bags monthly. We now serve all six schools in Kent as well as the LEAP school and send home over 960 Birdie Bags a month. In five years we have sent home over 40,000 Birdie Bags. In 2017, we started a Birdie Bin Pantry at the middle and high school in Kent. The pantries consist of meals, snacks as well as toiletries for students to shop when the need arises. With the help and generosity of many supporters, our fundraising in the 2017-2018 school year has allowed us to extend our reach. In the 2018-2019 school year we will be implementing the Birdie Bag program to both elementary schools in Barberton. We will also be opening a Birdie Bin Pantry for the students at Brown Middle School in Ravenna. Looking forward we hope to support additional students in both districts. Your generosity will help change the lives of the children and families we serve. We wouldn’t be successful without your support.

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