Ten tons of food recovered from 2016 PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, KY - AUGUST 10: The Wanamaker trophy on the 1st tee during the Final Round of the 96th PGA Championship, at Valhalla Golf Club, on August 10, 2014 in Louisville, KY. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)

The 2016 PGA Championship is the 98th PGA Championship which was held at The Baltusrol Golf Club on the Lower Course in Springfield Township, New Jersey from July 28th to July 31st 2016. This is the ninth major and second PGA Championship at Baltusrol, which last hosted in 2005. First time PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker won with -14, besting Jason Day by one stroke.

This year, for the first time, the PGA and Levy Restaurants partnered with Rock and Wrap It Up! (RWU) to ensure that all food prepared but not served, as well as extra perishable foods, were donated to feed the hungry of New Jersey. These donations were received by The Market Street Mission and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. RWU has worked with the PGA since 2011 arranging food recovery from various matches throughout the United States.

The total food recovered from the Baltusrol PGA Golf Championship was approximately 20,000 pounds. Using the RWU Whole Earth Calculatorâ„¢, this equaled 16,667 USDA sanctioned meal equivalents were donated and over 10,860 pounds of CO2e were saved from entering the atmosphere by avoiding a landfill. Through the partnership of the PGA and RWU, both poverty and carbon footprints were lowered.